The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann
Simplify = edit.
Life is about editing: editing what you say before it leaves your mouth, editing what’s around you to get rid of what mungs up your surroundings, editing your personal baggage so you can get on with your life, editing your thoughts so you can be clear about what you want.
Never use a sentence when a word will do.