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Less material things and more time and freedom to do what I want!
I can close my eyes and shut my mouth. However, my ears are always open to what is. More listening comes from less mouth action.
In what ways is less actually more?
It’s noon! I have finally had time to sit down to the computer. When I read the question, I chuckled! I thought sometimes, less is not more! You see, I awoke this morning to find that the compressor on my refrigerator/freezer was not working. My son was coming to visit as he does each Sunday and so we loaded up the food that was still frozen enough to save from the freezer and drove over to my sister’s and put it in her freezer. Then we went and bought a big cooler and bagged ice, came home and emptied the refrigerator contents into it.
In the midst of all of the stressfully hurried attempt to salvage what we could, I said to my son, “This is nothing. We have food to eat and to save. No one is firing missiles into our homes and dropping bombs on our land. We could be in Ukraine or for that matter, many other places that are racked by war.”
Granted “less” refrigeration is not actually “more” un-less I remind myself how blessed I am to have a refrigerator/freezer. And if it cannot be repaired, knowing I will be able to afford another one.
Richard Rohr wrote a book called “Falling Upward.” In it he explains that all of his years of ministry have taught him that “The path of descent is the path of transformation. Struggle, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.” In my personal experience this has been true. My losses have gifted me with more self-awareness and compassion for myself and others than any of my life’s accomplishments.
Don’t know if this answers the question but thanks for listening!
Paring back to what is essential allows me to experience the fullness of a moment.
Having fewer distractions allows me to experience my surroundings with more heart. I am more grateful for so many of the things I would just acknowledge then move on.
Less pollution = more benefits for our Earth
Less fighting/crime = more peace
Less stress = more happiness
Less hate = more love
I have to share one of today’s National Days, I cannot believe they made it, and there are other similar ones in the US like it … today is National Fart Day 🤣🤣 https://nationaltoday.com/national-fart-day/
Michelle, It’s definitely true that when that gas is outside instead of inside, there is less pain and bloating! 🙂
Less worry, less anger, less judgement, less greed. less degradation of the earth, less consumerism, less anxiety, less worry all open up more kindness, more peace, more love, more environmental care, more compassion, more help for those who need help and more gratitude for what one has…..one life.
I have noticed that when I have been letting go of items that I have literally felt lighter and happier. Having less stuff in my house makes me feel more free and less to worry about. I have reflected on why that it is – it seems so obvious that if you own so many things that you’re afraid of losing that your mind and body will stress. And for what ? To show off to people? We can’t take anything with us whatsoever!
We need to take care of our bodies even though they are getting old, but we don’t need to grasp and cling to our body either. So to me less is more when I don’t constantly obsess about my looks, my body image and all my other ideas of an image. Because what really is an image? An image is not something that lasts it’s impermanent like everything else. So the more we let go the less we have to worry about and we can be connected to our real Truth –
Whenever I have the opportunity and privilege to visit far away places, and know that I will never frequent the local again, all of my senses are tuned to take it all in and savor the hours as they pass. While there, I think about this when I have the occasion to greet people who call the place I am visiting, “home,” realizing that for them, their every day haunts are likely akin to mine back home.
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