Currently in land down under, maintaining the balance between planning daily and going with the flow of things.
More stories to come..!
Actually, having embarked on the start of a journey in minimising my things this year, I can really vouch for this.
Of all the things I have given or disposed of since January, not a single item has been sought after, not a single thing missed.
Instead I feel less cluttered, free to do what I’ve always been wanting to do – create more. More art, more music, more me-time.
And having less things around me has actually helped me do more of that.
And the journey continues 🙂
– Kahlil Gibran.
And today will be tomorrow’s.
Does transience render all things meaningless?
I sometimes ask myself that.
But that would be the fatalist way to live, and I’m not inclined to think that way either.
So I make a choice.
I choose to see change and impermanence as pre-requisites for growth, for discovery, for connection. For meaning. Far from meaningless.
And because there are days and moments when it may be harder to remember this choice, to remember that impermanence is not cruel but can be beautiful, that change is not overwhelming but can be growth-inducing – that’s when writing posts like these help.
It’s been almost a year and a half since I embarked on this choice.
I’m glad I chose.
Which can be the hardest thing to do, sometimes, but also the most necessary.
I did 🙂
If someone were to ask us “why do you do the work you do?” I hope can come up with a better answer than “well, I enjoy it.”
The “why” of our actions is can be a very powerful motivator, something that sticks even when reality hits, and we realise that yes, some things are more work than others, but there are always trade-offs and nothing is more powerful than knowing WHY we do the work we do.
May we all find our Whys.