The Covid Crisis rages around.
We are all trying to sort through what we want of the old life, or what we don’t.
I’m doing the same.
I am being inspired by an “exhuberant Buddhist” I am reading about in THE ABUNDANCE OF LESS by Any Couturier, who dropped out of traditional Japanese school to pursue traveling. Once he got tired of that, he studied eating, then hiding.
“Everyone yearns for that!” he says enthusiastically.
He’s a man that spends his time working on his food, or playing a homemade flute for up to eight hours a day.
I’m charmed by him. I know he and his wife work extremely hard to provide for their own food, but he is happy and free.
I’ve spent the last decade listening to businessman tout “more money”, but I also see them never stop stressing, or hustling. They…me…we…chase it like a dog after its tail.
Do I want that anymore?
What if I could focus on making as little as possible, so that I could do more enjoyable things?
What’s the minimum I could make, instead of the maximum?
My soul smiles at this idea.
After all, “whatever we can do, it’s best we do it soon.”