Simplicity Makes an Ordinary Person Extraordinary

You should never forget that sometimes having less is more, and you need to learn to prioritize. Having simplicity of thought doesn’t mean you’re simple, but rather that you are humble and objective.
Simplicity Makes an Ordinary Person Extraordinary
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Simplicity is the language that comes from the heart.

It’s about leading a life where you accept and celebrate everything that you have, no matter how small it is.

It’s true that we’re not used to seeing acts that are full of simplicity and humility in our day-to-day lives. Most people have very high aspirations, big dreams and a general lack of humility.

Nevertheless, many of us will gradually come to a point at which, suddenly, our view of life changes.

It’s at this time when you decide to strip away many of your “layers” to return to your essence, your origin. You began to practice simplicity of the heart and discover what truly matter to you.

Today, we invite you to reflect on this subject in greater detail.

Simplicity in Thought, Simplicity in Attachment

Simplicity has nothing to do with whether you’re a good or a bad person. We all know very well how important it is to treat others with respect, to act with dignity, and to practice reciprocity.

However, simplicity is a more complex dimension. It relies on certain aspects of psychology that are worth remembering.

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The Simplicity of Thought

Simplicity of thought isn’t just simple reasoning skills. On the contrary: it’s the ability to see things as they truly are with full objectivity and without over-complicating them.

There are people who view reality and the behaviors of others according to their own beliefs. They choose to judge and label those around them.

People with simplicity of thought, on the other hand, have the ability to see things as they simply are. They accept things that they may not agree with, but they don’t label or judge them.

Being able to see things objectively and realistically allows you to act with more poise and confidence. It’s a healthy virtue that you should always remember.

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The Gift of Non-attachment

It’s important to first define what we mean by “attachment.”

Children, for example, are attached to the feelings of love and safety that they receive from their parents. Each member in a relationship also needs to feel attached to their partner. However, we’re talking about a healthy attachment, not a toxic or controlling one.

Meanwhile, people who live with simplicity don’t need to feel attached to physical things. They don’t want to accumulate more than what they already have. Plus, they avoid growing so attached to another person that they lose their freedom, their essence, or their identity.

People who live with simplicity are as they are and know how to let it be. They don’t impose their ideas on others, resist passing judgment, don’t discriminate, and never try to control anything or anyone.

Being in Tune with Yourself

The most direct route to accepting who you are is to know yourself. Understand the fears that define you, identify your strengths, and recognize your limitations.

Believe it or not, this is a concept that not everyone usually understands. Self-acceptance is the first step toward cultivating positive and nurturing relationships.

A person who accepts who they are can accept others. They can do so without expecting them to fill in the gaps or raise their self-esteem.

People who are humble don’t expect anything from anyone and expect everything from themselves. This is how they can offer their best to those around them. In addition, they prevent the classic disappointments that so many of us tend to experience.

The Path to Simplicity

In the beginning, we said that many people will take that initial step toward humility at some point in their lives.

It happens because you begin to feel overwhelmed by our world that is so characterized by competition. It’s a world in which the rapid pace often distances you from the most important things: your welfare, being calm, serenity, friendships, family, and – of course – yourself.

Something as essential as remembering that “less is more” can help you prioritize what will truly make you happy.

Acts of simplicity are those that are honest in feeling and pure of heart – the caress of a loved one, the laughter of your children, a conversation with friends, a walk on the beach, or doing someone a favor without asking for anything in return.

Somewhere around you, there are probably people who are simple and unique souls that enrich your life. Don’t forget to appreciate them: they are lights that shine in the midst of this complex modern world and will serve as examples and inspiration to you.

They are beacons of humility in this rich emotional world that can help illuminate your path.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.