September 18, 2015

Zenful Living

“Knowledge is learning something every day.
Wisdom is letting go of something every day.”
- Zen Proverb

For me, simple living is zenful living. Through it I hear the sound of a quiet life, a quiet mind. It provides me with all the good things that money can not buy. Peace. Enjoyment. Fulfillment.

Zenful living is being fully in the only time frame we have right now - the present. It is allowing each moment to unfold untrammelled by external forces. It leads naturally toward thrift and frugality.

Emulating nature, I am using just what I really need. Not only for basic survival, but also allowing for a satisfying, meaningful life. I am learning to live with an amount of consumption that is socially, environmentally and spiritually responsible. I am learning what is enough for me.

I have time to go for frequent walks in the woods, and while I stroll under the canopy of leaves I am a forest hermit. Listening. Watching. Being.

Simple living is conducive to mindful living, which leads one from bondage to freedom. It is liberating to feel content and whole while living on little.

This is why I will continue to live a simple, Zenful life.

1 comment:

  1. There is a great peace in voluntary simplicity, I long for more of less. Watched the new Norwegian film "The Wave" last night. Set in Geiranger and portraying the worst case scenario if all of the mountainside Åkerneset, should fall into the fjord at once. Makes one think deeper about what matters in life, and it's certainly not stuff! Pam


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