A couple of weeks ago, I had a chat with a lovely lady. She has a significant belly issue that interferes with life-stuff.
After we talked for a bit, she said her belly was making all sorts of noise, like it was talking to her. I asked her to ask it what it was saying.
She said, “less—but that’s not quite the word. It’s saying simplify, simplify, simplify.”
Then she proceeded to talk about how she and the family had discussed what it would be like to declutter, downsize and move.
In following her belly’s lead here, ‘simplify’ is actually simple. If one’s belly is saying ‘simplify’ it’s probably a pretty good indication it’s not talking about the state of the kitsch and clutter.
Paying attention to what our body tells us is one way this healing thing is simple. It knows what it needs. If we ask and then pay attention, it’ll tell us how to help it heal.