Thursday, August 26, 2010

Simplify Simplify Simplify

There are times when I have felt lost and out of balance in my life. Confused and unclear... In my upbringing I was always taught that when we are feeling lost, we must (in my Mothers words)..."Return to basics". There are basic thoughts, rituals, books, or even places that make us feel safe, where we go to center ourselves...and return to basics. The basics... Peace of mind, spiritual clarity, my children and those I love, basic financial needs, and a plan to move forward to where I wish to be. Taking an inventory of the things in which I involve myself, the people in my life, and even the things I spend my money on... Some of them, I recognize, just aren't needed. Let them go. How much of our time, energy, and effort are spent on things that keep us bound? Debt, for example, is something most people serve their entire lives. The newest car, and then to trade it in 2-3 years later, roll the debt and continue to work to service debt, and never allow themselves to rest. This is an example of what needs to be analyzed, weighed, and simplified. There are other things to that cause havoc in our lives, that we really just do not need. Sometimes it's people, work, things, or even ways of thought... Some of them we just don't need. As far as "things" are concerned...? Own the things you have, if your don't have the money to buy it...don't get it. There is no sense in becoming a slave to "THINGS"... I want to be free to serve those I love, instead of things I really don't even own. As my younger brother says..."Buy experiences, instead of buying crap". Experiences create memories... I like that!!

Anyhow, my rambling thought this morning have taken me to the point of analyzing what I spend my time doing, where I spend my money, and what do I really need. I wish to focus on things that matter, and simplify!

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