Simplicity is not about less or more but about real and meaningful – not a matter of quantity but the wise sense of quality and

Simplicity
The Wisdom of Simplicity

Overwhelmed by images, labels, stereotypes, multiple choices regarding our profession, our romance, our hobbies, our pets or even our fashion sense, we frequently find ourselves lost in the tangle of our lives. We try to simplify our everyday in an attempt to find peace of mind and confidence in the choices we make. We adopt convenient solutions, avoid multitasking, eliminate, minimize, downsize, slow down, and organize our time. We reduce the physical and mental clutter and try to prioritize what we believe to be important. But it is not a matter of prioritizing and reducing the clutter. Simplicity is not as simple as that, because before we make our choices, we must first evaluate them on the basis of what is real and truly meaningful for us.

Simplicity
The Wisdom of Simplicity

Overwhelmed by images, labels, stereotypes, multiple choices regarding our profession, our romance, our hobbies, our pets or even our fashion sense, we frequently find ourselves lost in the tangle of our lives. We try to simplify our everyday in an attempt to find peace of mind and confidence in the choices we make. We adopt convenient solutions, avoid multitasking, eliminate, minimize, downsize, slow down, and organize our time. We reduce the physical and mental clutter and try to prioritize what we believe to be important. But it is not a matter of prioritizing and reducing the clutter. Simplicity is not as simple as that, because before we make our choices, we must first evaluate them on the basis of what is real and truly meaningful for us.

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Socrates

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Socrates

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“Greatness of spirit is accompanied
by simplicity and sincerity.” Aristotle

Simplicity is not about less or more but about real and meaningful – not a matter of quantity but the wise sense of quality and meaning in life that holds the promise of happiness.


The wise philosophers of Greece believed in and practiced a style of living that springs from being simple; being real and true to your inner character. Free from the formalities and superficialities that prevent us from discovering our true self – our honest opinions and feelings, our true thoughts and beliefs, our true aspirations. 

This simplicity is tightly connected to an exceptional sense of freedom to act spontaneously and honestly, true to your character, yourself.

philosophize drawing people bench

“Greatness of spirit is accompanied
by simplicity and sincerity.” Aristotle

Simplicity is not about less or more but about real and meaningful – not a matter of quantity but the wise sense of quality and meaning in life that holds the promise of happiness.


The wise philosophers of Greece believed in and practiced a style of living that springs from being simple; being real and true to your inner character. Free from the formalities and superficialities that prevent us from discovering our true self – our honest opinions and feelings, our true thoughts and beliefs, our true aspirations. 

This simplicity is tightly connected to an exceptional sense of freedom to act spontaneously and honestly, true to your character, yourself.

Realness as truth
is the magic ingredient.

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But this simplicity moves beyond just being yourself because being real is being true and being true begins by being natural.


Human nature, as nature, is a kind of origin, a basis that connects us all. As humans we all feel pain and happiness, we all feel the need for love and security, acceptance and recognition. We have our limitations and our potentials, we share the same possibility for growth and happiness. Yet the way you choose to fulfill your potential is individual, the way you express your passions and grow from your insecurities is unique.
This initial awareness sets you free to cultivate and develop your inner character honestly and authentically, bringing you self-value and self-esteem.

Achieving simplicity means being simple. And this is the result of a self-discovery process that provides us with the wisdom to pay attention to those things that make life real, those qualities that give it color, taste and texture. The wisdom we gain by discovering truths about ourselves, examining our life, and paying attention to those qualities that give it meaning and purpose. It is a wisdom that comes from training the senses to pay attention to the detail, the mind to inquire truth, the soul to examine quality and the body to take pleasure in the fruits that the process of discovery delivers. It provides the clarity in spirit to pursue those things that matter in who we are, peeling off the labels, images and stereotypes that prevent us from finding our true self and happiness.

But this simplicity moves beyond just being yourself because being real is being true and being true begins by being natural.


Human nature, as nature, is a kind of origin, a basis that connects us all. As humans we all feel pain and happiness, we all feel the need for love and security, acceptance and recognition. We have our limitations and our potentials, we share the same possibility for growth and happiness. Yet the way you choose to fulfill your potential is individual, the way you express your passions and grow from your insecurities is unique.
This initial awareness sets you free to cultivate and develop your inner character honestly and authentically, bringing you self-value and self-esteem.

Achieving simplicity means being simple. And this is the result of a self-discovery process that provides us with the wisdom to pay attention to those things that make life real, those qualities that give it color, taste and texture. The wisdom we gain by discovering truths about ourselves, examining our life, and paying attention to those qualities that give it meaning and purpose. It is a wisdom that comes from training the senses to pay attention to the detail, the mind to inquire truth, the soul to examine quality and the body to take pleasure in the fruits that the process of discovery delivers. It provides the clarity in spirit to pursue those things that matter in who we are, peeling off the labels, images and stereotypes that prevent us from finding our true self and happiness.

In this Tale, we use nature as an example. In nature everything is simple, yet infinitely abundant in quality. Simple in the formation of the olive trees, the likeness in the way they stretch out their branches and carry their fruit, the bareness of the ground on which they nest their roots. Wise in the way their longevity holds the power of regeneration, the cycle of life. Honest in the manner that the whims and needs of each olive tree necessitates interaction and care to grow. Proud in the way they uphold the principles of nature and reward us with fruits of high quality and delight. If you peer closely and try to discover nature, you’ll slowly uncover wisdom about your own nature as a person, as a human.

To simplify your life and find simplicity, you need to become “simple” – true to yourself and real.

And to do this you need to gain wisdom by indulging in a self-discovery journey, which begins by accepting your human nature, and exploring your true potentials. It is the longest and perhaps hardest of our journeys, but at the same time the most fulfilling, meaningful and truly liberating.

Everything is simple because it becomes clear
– authentic in the naturalness it represents
and the naturalness it inspires.

In this Tale, we use nature as an example. In nature everything is simple, yet infinitely abundant in quality. Simple in the formation of the olive trees, the likeness in the way they stretch out their branches and carry their fruit, the bareness of the ground on which they nest their roots. Wise in the way their longevity holds the power of regeneration, the cycle of life. Honest in the manner that the whims and needs of each olive tree necessitates interaction and care to grow. Proud in the way they uphold the principles of nature and reward us with fruits of high quality and delight. If you peer closely and try to discover nature, you’ll slowly uncover wisdom about your own nature as a person, as a human.

To simplify your life and find simplicity, you need to become “simple” – true to yourself and real.

And to do this you need to gain wisdom by indulging in a self-discovery journey, which begins by accepting your human nature, and exploring your true potentials. It is the longest and perhaps hardest of our journeys, but at the same time the most fulfilling, meaningful and truly liberating.

Everything is simple because it becomes clear – authentic in the naturalness it represents and the naturalness it inspires.

“Truth is simple, the language of truth even more simple.” Euripides

“Truth is simple, the language of truth even more simple.” Euripides

Experience this Wisdom
through the Tales

Experience this Wisdom
through the Tales