A Simple Life
A Simple Life
People don’t have to be religious to live simple lives.
Simplicity comes with commonsense
And by living according to life’s affirming values
The good life is inspired by love
And it takes knowledge to make our goals realities
Spiritual texts speak about people’s future
So that’s why many of the religious choose this lifestyle
But for ordinary folks living simply calls for wisdom
They view earthly excesses as a burden that damage their welfare
So they pledge to themselves to live within their means
Simple people are enthusiastic about learning from nature
They do what’s right to live in harmony with the natural forces
Some go to bed early in the evening after winding down
Others rise early in the morning when it’s quiet for prayer
The sun, moon, and stars are planets that are celebrated.
The wind, birds, trees, lakes, and mountains teach life’s affirmations
As well as the four seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter
Nature’s beauty grounds them physically, spiritually, and psychologically
Simple folk may strike some as though they are poor.
But by their way of living they are attuned to the rhythms of nature.
They eat the best that nature offers, and live wisely by taking care of themselves.
And many of these folks work tirelessly in the vineyards to bring peace to a broken world.
“Great Emancipator, shine your light on those that live simple lives. Help them to blossom in their lifestyle so that others will see them as role models.”