A Favourite Recipe for Simplicity

by Helen Simkins , Tourist Attraction Manager, North Coast NSW

My life, these days, is simple… and on the whole, full of joy. I look forward to each day (the weekdays too – not just the weekend). I enjoy my job. I love being with people – ALL people (yes, even the difficult ones)… and most of all I love being me.

I have found that simplicity is not a thing to be longed for, and not impossible to build in this modern world: it is something that I have learned to create for myself within the apparent mess of the world through reconnecting to a way of living that is totally natural (even though at first a little unfamiliar).

I have discovered that creating simplicity makes life truly successful. The Universal Medicine clinic and Serge Benhayon presented this to me as a possibility: I recognised the truth of it and have established it as a way of life, based on this principle that feels so great that I want to share it with you.

By removing many of the complications that I used to accept as a normal part of life there is now an ease to my daily living which brings joy and freedom. I don’t pretend that life is always easy – life and society are definitely filled with a constant activity and can come with the complication of much human drama, an indisputable fact…

BUT, and this is a huge but (one that is worthy of beginning a sentence with), I have discovered that I can create a space within me and around me that lessens or even removes the pressure of all that stuff (yes, TRUE).

The space that I create in this way is what is now filled with joy.

At first it was hard for me to believe it could be possible; well, actually that was hard to get my head around for quite a while and I must admit that the process of mastering this recipe isn’t always easy, but let me tell you it IS WORTH IT!

There are basic ingredients that make up the recipe of simplicity. They can seem quite hard to access – but keep at it because once you get hold of them you never, ever need to search for them again, I can assure you. Here are the essential ingredients and the method. Big note here – the quality of the ingredients is super important.


  1. COMMITMENT to love, and to your true self
  2. RESPONSIBILITY – the key ingredient – can’t create simplicity without this one
  3. HONESTY – essential, & by the way it is with yourself first, not with everyone else – that comes after you master it with you
  4. CHOICES  – basically everything begins with a choice, & be assured you are making choices with every breath that you take


  1. GENTLENESS  – like the way a baby breathes or holding a butterfly without damaging it; you get the picture
  2. LOVING DISCIPLINES – without ensuring the quality of the ingredients this can seem impossible, so experiment with what they truly are
  3. ESTABLISH A RHYTHM – a consistency of the above
  4. LET GO – of all that is no longer congruent with your life… believe me, you will know what that is if you use honesty
  5. Season the whole dish with your own personal touches and play-fullness
  6. In this recipe no perfection is required; if you slip-up just go back a step and begin again with love

Once you build this dish, enjoy letting the harmony flow and you may be surprised at how much it inspires others to do the same.

A favourite recipe… make it your own & share it!

232 thoughts on “A Favourite Recipe for Simplicity

  1. Simplicity, and space, in our lives are most welcome, and even more beautiful when they are filled with joy as you share in this post Helen.

  2. A recipe for simplicity – I love how simple that is, and when something is presented so simple, it really exposes that complexity is merely a choice and we could actually turn anything into complexity just for the sake of avoiding simplicity, and we do.

  3. You shared with us so beautifully great wisdom of how we are in command of the quality of life we live and what we share with the world purely by the quality of energy or vibration we align to. Point one is the foundation of everything that follows thereafter. Our willingness to connect to love, to the light of our Soul, and being dedicated to honouring this connection is what governs that quality of our livingness, our experiences in life and the quality of truth we live ourselves and with others.

  4. Starting with gentle movements is a monumental step at the starting of our learning to be simple and then re-establishing sacred movement and true movement deepens our awareness, which then simplifies even more of life.

  5. Simple is sometimes used as a synonym of basic and basic is meant to be not sophisticated and of course, something that is not sophisticated tends not to be valued. This is all not true when it gets to simplicity and what it means to our lives.

  6. I’d add just one more ingredient, and that is how we serve this exquisite dish, sharing it with others and equally amplifying it in ourselves through our movements. That is how you get one fish to feed 5000 – through the ripples of its movements.

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