1000 Flowers for the Planet - #418 Simplify
So many of us rush around like crazy all day and all evening, falling into bed at the end of the day with a long list racing through our mind of everything we need to do tomorrow. What sort of life is that? We seem to have developed a grossly over-rated sense of importance and to have attached this importance to everything we do and everything we ‘must’ have. Will you really fail to live another day if you don’t move to a bigger house? Will your children suffer permanent life trauma if they don’t have that new trampoline or the latest video game? Do you really think your workplace will fall apart if you suddenly weren’t there anymore? You may be surprised to know that they will carry on without you, without skipping a beat. We’ve succeeded in complicating our lives with lots and lots of stuff we don’t need, with pumped up egos thinking the world won’t spin without us.
Take a serious look at your life, at home and at work, and consider what’s important. Is it more important to take your child to after school activities five days a week or to stay at home and spend some quality time together? Do you really need to work back late every night or are you exaggerating your task list to make yourself look important? Is there something you could delegate to someone else? Get rid of your clutter. Clear your head. Clear your spaces. Examine your motives and decide what would be more important to you if you knew you were going to die tomorrow. Simplify your life and reap the rewards of better connections with humans, better connections with your environment and a lighter impact on the planet.