G.U.T.S. (16) – Grow Up To Simplify.

G.U.T.S. (16) Grow Up To Simplify – When we are very

young; ambitions cause us to want more & more, which can be

good. But as we mature, we learn what really pays to do with

our days. Then, life should be more, than striving for more.

     Letting go of things becomes as important, as acquiring
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more. We need to see the importance of what we have already
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learned & center on these things.
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   Instead of only finding something new to do, we are wise to
do what we already do, better…….
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Less can  be more.
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Simpler can be better.
   
     I have spent many years training in the martial arts.  
                     
My particular style is Shotokan. Shotokan is based on
                     
linear techniques and accentuates the knowledge that
         
the shortest distance between two points is a straight
 
line.  

           Most often in Shotokan, more is not more. More
 
is less.  The most efficient, kinetic, synergistic
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movements are always preferred to more elaborate 
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showy efforts.  

     
   
   
 
   
   
   
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     Also, I am a Quaker Minister.  I was not born a
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Quaker by birthright but I am a “convinced” friend.
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[Friend is another  word for Quaker].  Quaker’s do
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 not have church; a simpler, more accurate term is
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preferred; = meetings.
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     Quaker’s do not typically have ostentatious,
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extravagant meeting houses; pretense is to be
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avoided at all costs.  Quakers do not normally
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observe rituals of any kind; formalism and
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canned approaches to worship are to be avoided;
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for that which is spontaneous and genuine.  
 
       The Quaker manner of speech is “plain.”  With
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the emphasis being on honesty and accuracy; not
 
entertainment or show.  
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Again, simpler is seen, as better..
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     This type of thinking is not natural to me. I am a
 
real demonstrative, flamboyant, exuberant, gregarious

person by nature.  But I have learned to unlearn, some

of my natural tendencies.  90% of the time, simpler
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really is better.  The more I mature in wisdom, the
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more I learn to:
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G.U.T.S. (16) – Grow Up To Simplify.
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About timothygrantcarter

Inspirational Speaker, Sales Trainer, Quaker Minister. Entrepreneur, Outdoorsman and Shotokan NiDan. . Visionary; Maker of original sayings, slogans and giver of spiritual help. "If God has a pulse, then I can feel it."
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