I woke this morning with the realization that pretty much everything that I have is in a container in the parking area and tomorrow it will be moved out.  The realization can take me one of two ways.

I can go into a state of fear with my ego telling me that I will soon be homeless and spending the next two months living with what will fit into the trunk of my car, or gratitude for all that God has given me.   I have enough useful and beautiful items that I appreciate and enjoy to fit into a large container.  In a couple months it will be opened like a Christmas present.

I think today I will appreciate the freedom of living with my life distilled into its very essence.  True necessities for me are a few clothes, my yoga mat, and a bit of reading and writing essentials.

I’m currently into my annual reading of Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  “…a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”  In my case it is “afford to let go of”.  Simplify  Simply  Simplify!  My heart goes out to those who have what our culture thinks of as very little.  But my heart of heart knows that there is great freedom in not being burdened with the trappings of life.  Where there was once things there is now room for a lot more Love.

 

 

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