Much of spiritual practice is just this: cutting away what must be cut, and letting remain what must remain. Knowing what to cut--this is wisdom. Being clear and strong enough to make the cut when it is time for things to go--this is courage. Together, the practices of wisdom and courage enable us, day by day and task by task, to gradually simplify our life.

Wayne Muller in How, Then, Shall We Live? Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives by Wayne Muller


To Practice This Thought:
Commit to a process of simplifying your life by eliminating one excess behavior, project, or possession today.


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