Be not beholden to the past. That includes your plans as well. Plans are made one moment, and plans are changed the next. Change of plans means nothing but change of plans. Do not read anything into it. Life is what it is. Sometimes life runs hot, and sometimes it runs cold, yet life is always life. Let it be what it is.
A simple life is a life lived from the heart. The heart is full to the brim, and yet, with a full heart, there is always room for more. A simple heart is an open heart. It is uncluttered. It is not distracted. There is nothing to distract it.
A simple life does not consume goods. It gives goodness instead. It gives Godlight.
A Human Being who lives a simple life does not shop so much. He takes care of what he has and has joy from it. The simple heart is always free to not have what it treasures because it knows that the freedom and ability to let go are greater treasure. A simple life is fluid, never looks back, and therefore is never turned into salt.
As you live a simple life, you are like a cow who grazes. And so you graze in life. The grass is green wherever you graze.