Have you evaluated your life recently? Is it getting complex? or is it still simple as it was, maybe ten, fifteen years ago? Have you evaluated why it has become complex? Maybe you have a family now. Children and their needs and caring. Change of jobs maybe is adding to the stress. Maybe you have a bigger mortgage now than you had a few years back or maybe you didn’t even have a mortgage then. There could be a lot of reasons why life is complex now and adding to stress. However, there is one common trait that makes life simple. And that is keeping it simple at heart. As long as you are still simple at heart, life can still be simple. You will be able to handle all the stress or the challenges it throws at you if you keep your heart as simple as it ever was. I, and am sure you as well, have seen people laughing away daily while they have really hard challenges such as taking care of a needful one or having to manage many jobs to meet ends meet. If you study them closely, you will see they are still simple at heart, they have faith, they probably believe in an all powerful force, etc, etc. They would probably be saying – this is my life, I am resigned to it so I will have to make the best of it. Keeping the heart simple as simple as it can be is the key to their happiness. And to let the heart rule, you must keep the mind at bay. Once the mind starts to over think and do things that aren’t in sync with the heart, that’s when things start to go awry. For the mind cannot think of a path ahead as precisely as what is meant to be. You could win battles with the mind, but not all battles. The mind will be so consumed with winning, it wouldn’t create any room or time for happiness. Find happiness first and then the path becomes clear and you can win many more battles.