“Keep it Simple, Stupid.” How Attuning Ourselves to the Laws of Nature Restores and Rebalances.
I had a friend back in college who used to say “keep it simple, stupid” and I always wondered where that originated from. Thanks to the wonders of the Google oracle, I found out.
“KISS” is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the US Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided. The principle is similar to Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” and Mies Van Der Rohe’s “Less is more.”
Modern civilization has become complicated and artificial… and this imbalance is forcing us to recapture the art of simple living where we are re-learning to eliminate the unnecessary, so that the necessary may speak.
I always find it interesting when I hear people say, “I feel so out of touch with nature” or “I don’t get to connect with nature as much as I’d like.” We are nature….there is no separation. Feeling like we’re disconnected from nature is simply an indication that we’re somehow disconnected from ourselves. This feeling is just an instinctual alarm clock telling us that we may be off track in some area of our lives.
In our modern culture, it’s easy to lose touch with our natural rhythms and cycles. Being unconsciously conditioned by the artificial and contrived means of modern civilization has led to complexity and dis-ease. Although, technology and Industry has brought us revolutionary advancements, it has also brought disconnection, disharmony and imbalance.
As mentioned in a recent issue of The Economist, a hundred years ago one in three American workers were employed on a farm. Today, less than 2% work on a farm, yet far more food is being produced. Somehow, this doesn’t seem to add up.
Without going into how manipulating the laws of nature can create harmful results such as GMO’s and fracking, It’s safe to say that it’s time to pay attention to the state of complexity we have created for ourselves and our earth.
7 Simple Ways to Harmonize your Nature Self:
- Slow your Roll! Nature is never in a hurry. There is a natural and patient pace to everything that grows.
- Make contact with the earth the beneath you. It’s grounding to consciously touch the earth with your bare hands and feet.
- Grow something. Grow a plant in your home, a tree in your yard, or a vegetable in a pot…..and tend to it. This simple act will teach you loads about yourself if you pay attention.
- Pay attention to the cycles of the moon. The eight phases of the moon have a particular meaning and can help us in practical ways if we pay attention to them.
- Stare at the sun. Go ahead….what your mama warned you about is a myth. Light is a the basic nutrient of life and can help improve our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Google “Sungazing”
- Calibrate your sleep cycles with the sun. Try winding down when the sun goes down and waking when it rises. Getting in tune with the natural sleep/wake cycles (“circadian rhythms) can improve your energy and overall well-being.
- Turn off the t.v., computer and other electronic devices before bed. Power frequency EMF’s interrupt the body’s ability to stay healthy and vital. Learn how to minimize your risk. Check out this information about EMF’s and health by clicking here.
Nature shows us the intelligent, ordered patterns at work in every cell of our bodies and is evidenced in every blade of grass, leaf and seashell.
The laws of nature are inseparable from the laws that govern us….the human race. We can try to deny, avoid or transcend them, but they will eventually bring us to our knees in one way or another if we don’t abide by them.
So KISS your complexity goodbye and “keep it simple, silly!” that’s how I prefer to say it! Remember, the laws of nature are inside of you. They Are us! We can trust them….just as we can trust ourselves. The laws of man have proven to be unstable, fickle and harmful and will eventually lead us astray.
The next time you feel out of sorts, spend time with a flower and contemplate its divine intelligence. It may just bring you back into balance by reminding you to trust your divine intelligence.
As always, I would be over the moon to hear from you in the comments below.
What do the ‘laws of nature’ mean to you? Can you share an example of what it’s like to be either “in step” or “out of step” with them?
Thank you for enlightening up and joining me on this journey.
Your contributions really do change the world!