Monday, October 27, 2014
No More No Less
My photo mojo has just abandoned me these past few weeks so I'm going to have to rely on an old pic for today's post. I was trying to capture a similar look while out on my early morning walk with Chigger today but I had waited too late; the sun was too high and the mists we've been having had mostly dissipated.
At any rate, this is going to be a shorter post, I think. I just wanted to share a link to a site that I thought some of you, who are on the minimalist wagon with me, might enjoy if you didn't already know about it. I've been reading posts on Becoming Minimalist for some time now and have really enjoyed what I have found. And if you are not sure about living a life based on reduced consumerism, this site might help explain what it's all about. Most people just assume that minimalism means doing without- most everything. But that's simply not true. It simply means reserving your hard earned money and time for the items and people in your life that are truly important, not things that our misbegotten society tells you is important. Some of the statistics that he provides on just how far our western society has fallen down the greed hole is truly mind-boggling. It is scary really, how much our media controls our minds and impulses, and ultimately, our pocketbook.
Now, unless you are some self-sufficient super person, we all have to buy some goods, and that's okay. In fact, after I finish this and a few other chores I'm off to town to buy some groceries! And I'll most likely treat myself to a nice lunch since it will be an all day trip. But the key here is that because I do not indulge in "sport shopping" as I like to call it, for crap I have absolutely no true use for, I can afford to have a nice day off from my regular jobs with a nice lunch while I stock us back up on a few things and run some other needed errands.
I'll try to write a little more about my minimalist practices later but in the meantime check out the site. The articles are very well written and include everything from not buying so much, to decluttering what you have (something most people want to do), to just making more time for yourself. I think it has a little something for anybody that wants to live a more conscious life.
Now, I'm off to clean the chicken coop and get all the critters ready for my day out!