In my younger years I was very impressed by people from the past who left a big mark on history as well as people in the present who were living lives of fame and fortune. I spent most of my younger years believing that I had to grow up and become someone like these people whom I idolized or my life would be less than successful.
But, I was also raised in the Mennonite Church of the Brethren and understood Christ’s message about living unattached to ‘ things’. And then in my teenage years discovered Buddha’s teachings about living simply.
Through the years I pushed myself with my gifts of writing music and poetry, drawing and painting and tried to become a singer-songwriter and well-known artist. And through the years I read more and more about the Buddha and about the messages of Christ.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life ~ John Burroughs
Then at some point in the last ten years it came to me: I can live a small valuable life and keep creating at the same time. I began living the ideal that letting go of the results of being creative deepens the experience of being inclined to create. I discovered that the simpler my life was the calmer and more purposeful it became. And I discovered the paradox that living a small, valuable life gives me big rewards.
To this end: I do not buy a lot of new things like I used to; I keep a lot less clothes and shoes and purses in my closet than I used to; I do not compare my life to the successes of others like I used to; I find more joy in the simplest things like a cup of coffee than I used to; I don’t force myself into taking on more than I can do like I used to.
Because of the choice to live a small, valuable life that I make every day… I live life with a big sense of joy and a profound sense of gratitude… and I like my life.
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