I love to record and learn, and I love even more how Alex loves it and sacrifices himself just for a picture. Who knows how someone might bloom or grow or be inspired. We have our own garden and two large chest freezers so we are largely self-sufficient for many types of food. You can make adjustments starting today that will instantly help you feel better, think more clearly, and live more effectively. These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways. Appreciation is the seed for abundance; abundance of the mind and the soul. The floor is yours… So which of the points above are you struggling with most right now? The sun was shining, there was no wind, and it actually felt a bit like spring! Opening the box on a new pair of shoes? They picture spending their days sitting by a lake and enjoying nature.
Write in a gratitude journal. And also—achievers need nonachievers to help us find balance, to learn to slow down and be present, and to help fill on the gaps. Sometimes, a person has to wait until night, when no transportation is available, and not everyone who has a car wants to be asked to be given rides and stuff. I think this will provide you with a boost of confidence. Is it something someone else can do for me? What do you do for a living? I know how to keep them fast and running. I hate when people make blanket statements about getting rid of credit cards.
What if caring for my family brings me immense joy, but I have additional passions? What if you were just happy in your own skin and stopped telling the world about your own insignificance. So this post definitely won't be as well-polished as most of my posts. It also requires a level of introspection and reflection that most people are afraid to attempt. You cannot expand your mind, imagination and understanding of the world in a state of comfortable mediocrity. Whenever possible, remind yourself to focus on the Now, and fully immerse yourself in the subtle joys of this moment. I think the cry here is to put an end to perfectionism and busy busy busy all the time.
We want to be nomads. If you successfully meet your daily, weekly or monthly objectives, celebrate your accomplishments. My priorities felt clear and unmarked. I just want to continue to grow and reach for my full potential. How can I find calmness in my surroundings and my life? Very well done, love it! Money It's an unfortunate thing to admit, but money is necessary to obtain life's basics, whether it is food, shelter or water.
I might have wished for some dramatic occurrence in order to create something more memorable. I am a 'corporate drone', as it were, but I actually like it. Then, on your days off, consider organizing your home and donating or throwing out things you no longer use to create a simple and peaceful living environment. A friend posted this on facebook and it really resonated with me. I have found a richness and peace in my life that I never had before.
The catch is you never know which step will lead to that light until you take it. Most of them wanted material things which would take most of their life to attain. When we clear our homes and our lives down to the essentials, we are able to better enjoy that which we do have. She took up rock climbing and met Alex in the process. It comes easy to some people, and not to others. In the end I am so happy with my mediocre life.
The truth is, your whole life has been leading up to this moment. Hi Krista, I am Prem from Chennai, India. However, it seems to me that you are not speaking, here, so much of a mediocre life as a contemplative one. Being in a place where one can ponder this question at all and have the luxury to write about it is a place of privilege and not average at all… Thank you. He will really appreciate it when he grows up. Lastly, I am going to filter everything coming into the household. Thank you so much for putting it out there! She quit her job, broke her apartment lease, and got a one-way ticket to Canada where she started to discover a new world away from big city life.
Growing up my parents never bought me much stuff but everything I owed i loved. Those who complain the most accomplish the least. Can we reformat our brains the way we reformat a hard drive to get rid of all the old accumulated junk that is slowing down our ability to process and enjoy? In my opinion there is nothing mediocre about having and being enough. I annoy them but they love me anyway. I think if I keep rereading your essay I can learn to build a more modest and balanced life which will give me more satisfaction than I have had before. Could you please guide me in this? To spend my days, reading, writing, drawing, painting, creating, cloud watching, walking in the woods, laughing and smiling. With all that being said I would encourage you to get help for your mental health problems.
Would I love new carpet or a larger savings account? How to Have More With Less? Doctor: Then stop doing that. When we are free of physical clutter, it frees our minds as well. I love my simple life. I love many of those things and use them, but I think it can distract from our most important influence. I find myself wanting to go for walks and taking pictures and being with dog, family and friends. Or at least, I have not arrived.
Do they feel that it makes them a better person? Thank you for putting my thoughts into words. A quiet spoken man that thinks a lot but is thoughtful about what he says. But for now, your blog entry has calmed my mind for this evening. How will life be 300 years from now??? So many friends I respect and admire have shared this post. Thank you for your kind reply Marta and Alexander. I understand when people want to take a break from all this technology that is bombarding them on a daily basis, but living out in the country isn't all gum drops and rainbows.