Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Simplify and Survive

With all the recent talk about Global Warming and dim predictions for the future, many people are sitting back and wondering. "Well what could I possibly do, that will make a difference?" "I am only one person, in a world of billions, even if I try it will not make an impact"

If you are thinking along these lines, then you are wrong. Every little thing we do, every decision we make has an impact in some way or form. Have you ever heard of the Butterfly effect? A butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the world could cause a hurricane someone else?

Perhaps you have never considered yourself to be a "Greenie or Treehugger" but just by dropping by and reading Alta's posts on recycling you may have been touched in some way. Or you may just mention it to someone else and give them a reason to stop and think a little. It may not mean anything to you at this particular moment. But it may just be the trigger, that sets you on a different path for the rest of your lives.

Today I have one word for you. That word is "SIMPLIFY". What does it mean to you? What do you think about when you say it? In what way do you think you could could simplify your life? Do you even think it is necessary?

Many of you will be wondering, what on earth I am getting at. Others will be setting their thinking wheels in motion while they are still reading. I dare you! Stop what you are doing for just five minutes and do nothing but think. "How Can I Simplify?"

Tomorrow I will be back with a little assignment for you! Don't worry, there are no grades involved and you may actually learn something about yourself.

For those of you who find it hard to think or can't slow down enough to work out what to think. Here a few ideas.............

What are some of the things I WANT in life?
Why do I want them?
How do they benefit me as a human being?
Do I really NEED them?
Can I take them with me when I die?
How do these things impact the environment? (Everything does in some way!)
What can I do to improve myself?
Are the "normal" stresses in life really necessary?
Why do I even do things that make me stress?
How does this effect my health?


Alta said...

I am waiting with abated breath for the challenge.

Renae said...

Thanks for the reminder. I have been trying to simplify my life, so my focus is on the important things. Your questions will echo in my thoughts as I go through my days.