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Less is Best
When I first moved to our lovely area of
white beaches and emerald green waters, a person who lived here said
to me, “I know you are used to living in a major city, but here,
‘less is best.’ Less is best at the beach!"
I have often
thought about this shared wisdom. For me it has become less is
best - not just at the beach – but everywhere.
Do you ever
wonder how much is too much? Do you ever think about how many more
years you have to work this hard just so you can own that extra car,
boat, or house? Or to maintain a home that is really bigger than you
Have you ever contemplated downsizing, and working
less? Most people say, “Oh I couldn’t do that! I have to keep up
with my obligations.” That is the secret to this dilemma, 'my'
obligations. They are not God’s obligation, they are not universal
obligations, they are only 'yours'. And since they are yours you can
change them if you want to. There is the other secret, if 'you' want
Isn’t peace what we all want and strive for? How can you
attain peace, if your life is filled with one should after another,
one obligation after another? There are no should and should nots
except for what we create for ourselves. Feeling stressed,
overloaded, overwhelmed, and exhausted? Take a look at your should
list and downsize that!
I have to tell you there are so many
people that are literally afraid to eliminate their shoulds. “If I
do that, then what will I do? I will be bored.” The better question
to ask is: not what will I do, but what will I become? And this is
the beginning of a wonderful journey of self, getting to know and
grow oneself. This is not boring at all!
Okay maybe it is
just too extreme to go to 'less is best' all at once. But I invite
you to try and downsize just a little and see how it feels. Remove
one financial obligation and 3 shoulds over the next 1-2 months and
see the freedom and space it gives you. See how your stress level
lessons, see how you are suddenly more peaceful and calm. And you
will say… “This is certainly worth it!” And it is.
to yourself. Honor yourself. Do with less. Live with less shoulds. Enjoy what you become. God bless you.
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