Sincerity’s hallmark characteristic is that it can only express itself in the simplest possible terms. Thus, the most potent prayer I can pray is a single syllable. “More words count less,” said Lao Tzu.
If I am chronically wanting this or fearing that or reacting emotionally, then my life task is fairly simple: Unlearn everything. Perhaps I should feel thankful that it doesn’t matter where I start.
Do what is necessary. Do not do what is not necessary.
A spontaneous act is unexpected, unpredicted, unrehearsed, ungoverned, simple, direct, immediate, natural and now. The more we think, remember and plan, the less spontaneous we are. Jesus was making a point about spontaneity when he said we were to become again as little children.
The world is complex and noisy. The true man is simple and quiet.