The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Transition - Imagining

It has been a busy few months but now that we finally think we have a storage unit, we will start our journey toward living small - as in a 24 foot travel trailer. This morning we are out in Eagleville, California, which is in the Surprise Valley. We have been ranch sitting since October 23. It has been good to be in a different environment. There hasn't been much we could do here except to make lists of what needs to be done when we get home. I must admit if feels overwhelming - daunting at time. We have to remind ourselves that we can only take this on one step at a time - one project at a time. I continually take myself to a place where I can feel the calmness and peace of living small with a shorter "to do" list and fewer expenses. We are creating a whole new routine - a new way of life with a different flow and rhythm and are still not sure what that looks like? No more working in the garden, no more 900 square feet to clean - just a 24 foot foot travel trailer. Compared to many, 900 square feet of living space would seem small. There is a lot to do to make this transition when we get back home - sorting, packing and moving what we will keep to storage and then having a big "living" estate sale. Looking forward to arriving back home and getting busy with all of our projects and the big purge.