Having More with Less

Yes you can actually have more with less.  Seems contradictory, doesn’t it?  But just think about what might happen if you scaled down, made a clear distinction between needs and wants and cleaned out the clutter, mentally and emotionally as well as physically.  Could you actually end up having more? These are just a fewContinue reading “Having More with Less”

The Free Exploring Mind of the Individual…

“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroysContinue reading “The Free Exploring Mind of the Individual…”

A Few Thoughts on Freedom

When you hear the word “freedom” what comes to mind?  I’m guessing if we could hear our answers they would be many and varied.  We would probably have answers that would cancel each other out or greatly interfere with the freedom of another. We are having problems in this great experiment in Democracy called AmericaContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Freedom”

No-one Can Compel Me…

“No-one can compel me to be happy in accordance with his conception of the welfare of others, for each may seek his happiness in whatever way he sees fit, so long as he does not infringe upon the freedom of others to pursue a similar end which can be reconciled with the freedom of everyoneContinue reading “No-one Can Compel Me…”

Letting go…

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

The Freedom to be Ourselves

“The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives we will see that most of the time we do things just to please others … The worst part is that most of us are not even aware that we are not free.”Continue reading “The Freedom to be Ourselves”