“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.”Mildres Lisette Norman
In a culture addicted to “Bigger, Better, Faster, More”, you must define what “enough” means to you, or you will never have it.
We make our own choices, and each one comes with a price; but it’s not just the dollar amount – the price is often much higher.
When you say you want a bigger house, more kids, fancy car, etc., you’re also saying that you’re okay with working full-time for pretty much the rest of your life to pay for them.
Some circumstances and health challenges pop up and derail us, absolutely – but that’s not what I’m talking about. This is about knowing the difference between needs and wants, and the ripple effect of each decision.
No one lives forever. Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all. What good is obtaining “all the things” if you’re too busy working to afford them, that you no longer have any of the time left in your life to actually enjoy them?
You were born to do more than just work. There are books to write, art to create, photographs to capture. There are people to meet, laughter to be shared, and adventures to experience. Extraordinary moments can be found in every, ordinary day… if you are free and clear, mindful enough to be here.