Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible.  I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

Albert Einstein

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Why get tangled in all these things?  Do they not complicate your life and mind? Create obligations?  Things to manage, things to clean?

And why have expectations that we “deserve” this or that?  Does this not set one up for disappointment?  Change how we behave?  Create conduct in us that is unflattering.

In simple and unassuming there is detachment.  Independence.  Self-reliance. Simple and unassuming: a form of peace.  Simple and unassuming: they create distance, open space and free time.

Shalom.

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