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.**
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
many more times,
Each time the richer.
*Krista Tippett’s Becoming Wise;
**Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing.