The best advice on simple living you need to hear + pomegranate salad recipe.

The sun is setting behind the mountains. We’re sitting in the kitchen sharing delicious meal (see the recipe for simple winter salad with pomegranate further in this post) and talking. The type of by-the-table-conversation that you don’t want to end, that you feel like you’ve been waiting for this moment all your life. Everything is as it should, the food, the light, the people.


What does simple life means?

We need to understand a good life is living in simplicity.

Where do we begin? All of existence exists in relationship. That realization is setting the “I” free from all his illusions of strife to stand alone! What is a simple life when we have grown so complex?

Our desires, wishes, longings, perpetual chase for becoming, being other than what is, chasing rainbows far afield, fear of losing out, not being there, missing the boat, may be another outfit, another style, to chase the never ending chase… Is this madness which creates ever more self harming, addictions, mental despair?

Simplicity is born out of clarity of mind that is free of all illusions.

When we live in deep relationship with nature, we have reverence for all of it. Every aspect of life is alive to us and this is living in “Love” and in love we can do no harm or wrong! In understanding this relationship, all of life is “Sacred”. Living such a life, we have no waste, we thread lightly this earth, and live in the magic of its poetry!

Shahla, the spirit behind  Cortijo Villegas   

You can read her blog here.


We finish the meal, we blow of the candles and go to sleep. We’ll continue to spread the love next day and the day after. This might be a challenge in times of ours, this can occur as a difficulty, an obstacle.
But this is when we also should continue to be even more aware and patient.

Online resources to help you start living simpler life:

The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life 

A practical action plan for living more on less. (pdf)  

 

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -37

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -15

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -43

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -34

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -25Simple pomegranate salad recipe (vegan friendly!):

Ingredients 

greens of your choice (rocket, roman salad, cress)

tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, pomegranate

generous amount of coriander

dressing: salt, pepper, good olive oil, fresh lemon juice (well mixed all together)

Take whatever greens you like and throw in a large bowl. Chop tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados, add a handful of coriander. Finish with adding pomegranate. Drizzle with simple dressing.

Enjoy.

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -26

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -33A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -46A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -38

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -39A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -40A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -41A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -19

A Simple Life Project, Slow Travel, Spain -42

 

What’s your favorite winter salad? Do you have a simple winter recipe you want to share? We would love to hear from you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s