"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." -Lao Tzu
We began living minimally(ish) about 4 years ago and it has given us so much more than any thing we could have ever gotten rid of. More than ever I believe that there is no thing that can bring us happiness. Contentment is a choice. Contentment is having your most basic of needs met.
Found this blog this morning, Becoming Minimalist, it talks about living minimally in a very clear and beautiful way. Check it out and see what you think.
A dose of Zen to end your weekend (or start your Monday morning with.) Keeping with the theme of embracing the passing of time (as well as savoring the moment) with this one. Click on the link from the quote for a fun interpretation of this proverb.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes and hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. - C.S. Lewis
It is the beginning of a new year. A time when most reflect on the past and make plans for the future. For me, the beginning of 2013 has been about honoring time and embracing the passing of it. Recognizing the unstoppable nature of it and accepting the good and bad, gain and loss, success and failure that unfailingly come with it.