Beyond complexity

I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.*
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our life experience will equal what we pay attention to.**
William James

Some people lead simple lives,
not daring to enter its complexity;
Others enter into complexity and, becoming lost,
Become trapped or overwhelmed;
But some enter and, focusing on what gives them
energy and joy, emerge into a
Their guide for entering complexity
and emerging
many more times,
Each time the richer.

*Krista Tippett’s Becoming Wise;
**Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing.

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