My life is undergoing huge changes right now. Selling the house. Getting out of debt. It is all very freeing. We are simplifying everything and moving towards a much more sustainable lifestyle. I feel that I must live the way I know to be the most peaceful. Not just in spirit but in everyday actions and in the way we use the planets precious resources.
I envision the world quickly moving into community based economies. With the rising costs of fuels and the peeking of the oil reserves we are in for a shock. I want to build on the strong movement of people everywhere that are working without impacting the ecosystem in such a negative way. Millions of people are ready and willing to make the changes needed.
How can we ever be free if we have to work so hard just to keep filling our lives with unnecessary comforts while so many suffer with so little. While at the same time they produce those products we need. I can not keep holding people down with one hand and writing of peace with the other.
Please start really looking at the resources you require each day. Really cut back and remove those toxic products and corporations out of your house and out of your pocketbooks.
I have found freedom in walking the path away from needing so much. I can only hope that in doing so I can motivate others to make drastic changes as well. We all need to breathe the same air and if only a few of us do what is needed of our generation we have failed. Billions must decide that the long term health of the entire human race is a priority. Not just making that extra dollar to pay for the new gadget.
When my grandfather died he spoke like so many do. About not spending enough time focusing on family. Not making money such a priority. I was thinking recently that every one I know says just about the same thing when at deaths door. Why don’t we ever listen?