My meditation this week is focused on another quote from my recent Northwest Earth Institute's Voluntary Simplicity Discussion Course.
"The bottom line for us is, if you can become self-sufficient in the basics of life, which are shelter, nutritious food, and clothing - if you have these things covered, then all you have to do with the rest of your time is make yourself a peaceful person."-- Janet Lehrs
How true that we need so little, yet expect so much from every day. I know, there are VERY few of us that are completely self-sufficient when it comes to shelter, food, and clothes. But how easily we convince ourselves that we need just a little bit more... then just a little bit more...
Quotes like these usually lead to me making a massive sweep though my home, followed by a trip to the local mission to donate. Over the years, I've learned to live with less and less stuff, and more and more experiences. Because really, at the end of the day, what do we REALLY need?
For more about Voluntary Simplicity, check out the following posts: