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Finding Balance...

Finding Balance... ... When you're balanced, your exertion is distributed so well -- your big muscles doing the big work and your little muscles carrying a lighter load -- it feels effortless even though it's anything but. It's not that you're not exerting any effort, it's that you're providing just the right amount for each need. One way to tune in to your balance is to appreciate your physical balance, whether through running, walking, or doing yoga or any activity that calls for focus. . . . . . #balancedlife #balancedlifestyle #tips #mythvstruth #myths #truth #howto #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #happylife #balance #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #organization #organized #organizedlife #reallife #helpfultips #simplicity #crazylife #blogger #blog #bloglife #happiness #life #lifeisbeautiful #lifestyleblog #lifegoals #effort #effortless . . *Text by Terri Trespicio

Soooo... we measured... a

Soooo... we measured... and our KING size mattress should fit in here!!! It's only "too big" width wise by 1/2 an inch!!! Hubby and I are determined to squeeze that bad boy in there!!! It's a nice mattress and not even a year old!!! We're going to make it work!! LOL!!! On another note we finally got it all painted!! Now for headboard inspiration!?!? What should I do??? I sit up a lot to breastfeed, etc. I need something soft!!! Totally a DIY project here!!! #renoday #renovations #renovationlife #herewego #adventure #tinyhome #tinyliving #simplicity #minimalism #minimalist #rvlife #rvmakeover #rvlifestyle #blessed #rvlife #instagood #instadaily #instafamily #crunchymom #rvremodel #outdoors #painting #allwhite #instagood #instadaily

Jede Wohnung braucht ein

Jede Wohnung braucht ein WOW | Die Kollektion von BoConcept ----------------------- -------------------------------- #ready #umbau #wohnen #gemtlich #zuhause #dekoration #esstisch #beautiful #boconcept @boconcept_steglitz @boconcept_stilwerk_berlin @boconceptberlin #altbau #rathaussteglitz #minimalism #interior #boconcept #boconceptberlin #Design #Lifestyle #ambiente #mbel #vscoberlin #concept #igersberlin #simplicity #potsdam #samtkissen #zehlendorf #instainterieur #botanischergarten #vscoberlin #berlingespiegelt #beautiful #

An extract on #simplicity

The concept of simplicity has been related to in the field of epistemology. According to Occam's razor, all other things being equal, the simplest theory is the most likely to be true. In the context of human lifestyle, simplicity can denote freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. Specifically, it can refer to a simple living style. Simplicity is a theme in the Christian religion. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, God is infinitely simple. The Roman Catholic and Anglican religious orders of Franciscans also strive after personal simplicity. Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) practice the Testimony of Simplicity, which involves the simplifying of one's life in order to focus on things that are most important and disregarding or avoiding things seen as least important. In the philosophy of science, simplicity is a meta-scientific criterion by which scientists evaluate competing theories. In this field, a distinction is often made between two senses of simplicity: syntactic simplicity (the number and complexity of hypotheses), and ontological simplicity (the number and complexity of things postulated). These two aspects of simplicity are often referred to as elegance and parsimony respectively. John von Neumann defines simplicity as important esthetic criteria of scientific models: [...] (scientific model) must satisfy certain esthetic criteria - that is, in relation to how much it describes, it must be rather simple. I think it is worth while insisting on these vague terms - for instance, on the use of word rather. One cannot tell exactly how "simple" simple is. [...] Simplicity is largely a matter of historical background, of previous conditioning, of antecedents, of customary procedures, and it is very much a function of what is explained by it.

The following simple example illustrates that a more complex question can in fact be simpler than a less complex question. Consider: "How do you divide two oranges among three children?" Pause. Yet consider: "How do you divide one orange and one banana among three children?" Ah! The latter question is more complex, yet simultaneously simpler than the former.

In Western Christian Classical theism, God is simple, not composite, not made up of thing upon thing. Thomas Morris notes that divine simplicity can mean any or all of three different claims: God has no spatial parts (spatial simplicity). God has no temporal parts (temporal simplicity). God is without the sort of metaphysical complexity where God would have different parts which are distinct from himself (property simplicity). In other words, property simplicity (or metaphysical simplicity) states that the characteristics of God are not parts of God that together make up God. God is simple; God is those characteristics. For example, God does not have goodness but simply is goodness. Spatial simplicity is endorsed by the vast majority of traditional Christian theists (who do not consider God to be a physical object). Temporal simplicity is endorsed by many theists but is highly controversial among Christian theologians. Morris describes Property simplicity as the property of having no properties, and this area is more controversial still. In the medieval era, theologians and philosophers held to a view called "constituent ontology" whereby natures were actual constituents of things. In fact, an individual nature was more like a concrete object than an abstract object. Thus, one person's humanity was not, in this sense, the same as another person's humanity; each had his own individual human nature which was individuated by the matter out of which each man was composed. For entities which are immaterial such as angels, there is no matter to individuate their natures, so each one just is its nature. Each angel is therefore literally one of a kind. Theologians holding the doctrine of property simplicity tend to distinguish various modes of the simple being of God by negating any notion of composition from the meaning of terms used to describe it. Thus, in quantitative or spatial terms, God is simple as opposed to being made up of pieces, present in entirety everywhere, if in fact present anywhere. In terms of essences, God is simple as opposed to being made up of form and matter, or body and soul, or mind and act, and so on. If distinctions are made when speaking of God's attributes, they are distinctions of the "modes" of God's being, rather than real or essential divisions. And so, in terms of subjects and accidents, as in the phrase "goodness of God", divine simplicity allows that there is a conceptual distinction between the person of God and the personal attribute of goodness, but the doctrine disallows that God's identity or "character" is dependent upon goodness, and at the same time the doctrine dictates that it is impossible to consider the goodness in which God participates separately from the goodness which God is. Furthermore, according to some, as creatures our concepts are all drawn from the creation (the assumption of empiricism); it follows from this and divine simplicity that God's attributes can only be spoken of by analogy, since it is not true of any created thing that its properties are identical to its being. Consequently, when Christian Scripture is interpreted according to the guide of divine simplicity, when it says that God is good for example, it should be taken to speak of a likeness to goodness as found in humanity and referred to in human speech. God's essence is inexpressible; this likeness is nevertheless truly comparable to God who simply is goodness, because humanity is a complex being composed by God "in the image and likeness of God."