As with many of the best things in life, it all started with a song, at sunrise.
I recently attended a gathering at sunrise to listen to music and dance for an hour as the sun came up. As it ended off, the DJ played Alan Watts & David Lindberg’s – Why Your Life Is Not A Journey.
I was standing in a meadow with the first rays of sun reaching over the top of the surrounding mountains as I listened to the words of Alan Watts. Words urging me to live a life of richness. It was a truly beautiful moment. And I guess a life changing one, because I decided in that meadow to start living more simply. Alan Watts’ words gave me the nudge I had needed to put into action some of the theory about Minimalism that I had been reading.
I decided to start to create a simple and beautiful life for myself and my family.
I want to create breathing space by decluttering material stuff. I want to create head space by simplifying the days as they fly by. I want to work towards a more financially frugal way of life. I want to respect our bodies by eating tasty, healthy food. And I want to be open to other changes that may happen as spinoffs.
If in writing down our progress others are inspired to do the same, especially in South Africa, then that will add immensely to the journey.