In the portion Shoftim it says, tamim tihiyeh im Hashem elokecha, which means that you should be simple with the Creator.
The Maharal says a very important statement which pertains to this idea - ki tam hahefech mimet, simplicity is the opposite of death. The words in Hebrew for simple, Tav-Mem, are the opposite of the words for death, Mem-Tav; complexity, therefore, is equal to death. Because if somebody lives on this level of simplicity, he’s never separated from the Light of the Creator, and as such, death cannot come to him.
So, what does "simple" mean? Every day when something happens, when somebody does or says something, or we hear about something, our immediate reaction – which comes from the Negative Side – is to begin to try to figure it out: What does this mean? What’s going to happen from this? What can I do to stop it? What can I do to make it better? This entire thought... read more