Hi brightside, thanks for sharing that. I can relate to the desire for simplicity. This comes from a slightly different angle, but: sometimes when I'm walking down the street, caught in a temporary hell of my own creation, worrying about this and that, I stop myself and ask, "but what problem do you have right now?
You are walking down a street in a peaceful Land, there are trees around, birds singing...yet your mind is full of stress? Just walk!
You're just a man walking down a street, that's all. Right now, let there be just this much: walking
Good to simplify things when the situation warrants it
But, when it comes to the practice as a whole, we really do need to develop the entire Noble Eightfold Path, all eight factors. While trying to live and practice with simplicity, there is no short cut or quick fix, as far as I know, that is going to eradicate craving and thus dukkha, apart from this. But yeah we do what we can, according to our current level. Even just a little is better than nothing at all. Even just a moderate amount is better than just a little. That's how I see it.