I want to live so simply that…
It’s official. December is here… and this holiday season promises to be as wild as ever. As if the “end of time” predictions weren’t enough, the holiday shopping season backed up all over Thanksgiving. It was like watching my plumbing fail. The simplicity of food, family, and football was compromised. We had an option to shop instead. This was not even the anticipation of shopping, the intense strategizing for the Black Friday scramble that so many people have grown to love about Thanksgiving. No, this year a handful of retailers just opened the doors and let the shopping begin like that one day wasn’t always one day we just had to chill.
I’m not going to lie, I’m concerned. Throughout the five years I’ve owned this coaching business, I’ve never once had someone come to me and ask for support filling their home with more stuff, filling their days with more commitments, or finding 12 more hours in each year that they can shop, shop, shop.
People come here because they want to simplify. They want to live more simply.
So, how would you finish that sentence? I want to live so simply that… I posted it recently on the Wildflower Evolution page on Facebook and the responses touched my heart. It seems many of us have something growing within that we haven’t yet been able to make space for in our lives.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Of course, if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we are certain to get more of what we have now. We need a new way. I believe that starts with recognizing those whispers from within, by deciding that our desire for a different way of being is all of the reason we need to make a change. Yes, the old way means that lots of people and systems are counting on us to keep doing what we used to do. But just because we did it that way before doesn’t mean we’re trapped. This shift requires we take action. We have to make this different. It’s time to release, release, release.