chester1955 What I KNOW about me is more important than what you think about me.
As I journey more down this path of Living Simply I find myself being drawn to Buddhist practices.
There is a lot of deep and meaningful searching going on when you simplify your life and make a conscious effort to ‘let go’ of a lot of the conditioning of the Western world.
We had a heap of junk mail come through the letterbox yesterday. My partner loves junk mail, I loathe it. In my opinion it contributes to the ‘longing for more’. I happily threw it all in the bin. My partner on the other hand paws over the catalogues as if they as sacred sutras. Which of course they are and they contain the mantra ‘buy, buy, buy’.
What I am finding is that this goal of Living Simply is teaching me more and more to look inside myself and find the driving forces that have shaped me and so understand myself more.
It is a good journey. I am amazed at how we/I have lived my life and the things that have influenced it.
Currently I am practicing ‘Mindful Eating’ as part of observing my relationship to food.
Why do I go to the supermarket every day when there is more than enough in the pantry and refrigerator? Where is the famine? Why do I have this obsessive relationship to food? What do I have to let go of in order to simplify my pantry?
These are interesting questions and I’m sure that as my relationship to food changes, so will my pantry.