About 4 or 5 years ago, I was awakened by this question, “How much do we really need to live a good and happy life?” The more I have pondered that question, the more simply I intentionally live my life. To make changes, I started by looking at the relationships I had with stuff in general, with money, myself and others, the environment, my thoughts, and my emotions.
And so over those years, I have been doing my best to downsize in those areas. As a result, my life has been richly enhanced, expanded and enlightened.
The less I have, the more depth and clarity is revealed. I will continue to evolve as I deliberately create the space for something new and magical by letting go of those things that no longer serve me. Life seems to be a continual process of “clearing house”.
Some of the ways that work for me are:
Elimination (in all its forms)
Solo walks preferably in nature
I am sure there are many others and I look forward to discovering them as I travel this life.
Recently, I was introduced to an article in the Toronto Star newspaper about “tech-savvy 20-somethings” who had discovered this concept and were actively practicing it. I include it for your enjoyment.
May love, peace and joy fill your hearts now and throughout the year ahead. Please share that with those around you, whatever your tradition.