Saturday, January 9, 2010

#9 Tis a Gift to be Simple

'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come round right.

~ 1848, Shaker song by Joseph Brackett

- Why is it difficult to live simply and humbly?
- How does simplicity and humility foster freedom and happiness?
- When have you felt release as the song describes so well?

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