Simplicity as a Spiritual Elegance


The path towards simplicity, is not a linear trajectory but a sacred unfolding.

In the labyrinth of life’s complexities, the profound wisdom of Leo Tolstoy illuminates a path that transcends the superficial and touches the essence of our existence: “There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth.” These words echo not only as literary brilliance but as a spiritual compass, guiding us toward a deeper understanding of what it means to lead a truly fulfilling life.

Tolstoy’s emphasis on simplicity beckons us to strip away the unnecessary layers that often cloak our lives. In the pursuit of greatness, simplicity becomes the elegant attire of the soul. It is not a call to relinquish complexity for the sake of mere simplicity but an invitation to discern the essential from the superfluous. In the quietude of simplicity, we find a sacred space where the spirit can breathe freely, unburdened by the weight of excess.

Navigating the complexities of the modern world, simplicity is not a call to retreat from the intricacies of contemporary life but an invitation to navigate them with mindfulness. In a world teeming with distractions, living simply requires a deliberate focus on what truly matters, enabling us to cultivate a sense of balance and tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle.

Living simply, becomes an inner alchemy—a process of distillation that unfolds as we traverse the labyrinth of complexity. It is about discerning the core values, relationships, and experiences that truly matter. Simplicity arises not from a disregard for the multifaceted nature of life but from a deep understanding of what is essential.

In the spiritual realm, simplicity often carries a paradoxical nature. It is not a naive yearning for an uncomplicated existence but a profound recognition that within the heart of complexity lies a simplicity waiting to be unveiled. The spiritual journey involves peeling away the layers of distraction, attachment, and unnecessary complication, revealing the profound simplicity that underlies our true nature.

As we traverse the labyrinth of life, let Tolstoy’s wisdom be a guiding beacon, encouraging us to dance with the complexities and respond with mindful simplicity. In this dance, we find a spiritual art—a transformative journey that leads us to the serene shores of a life lived with purpose, authenticity, and a harmonious interplay of complexity and simplicity.

In embracing simplicity, we create space for the sacred to manifest. It is a call to return to the source, to reawaken the simplicity that pulsates at the heart our inner being.

By Christina Nikolovski,,  Contributor of //LIVE SIMPLY//