Tag: Voluntary Simplicity

Quality vs Quantity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have never really quite been one with the rest of my peers (as may be obvious from the name of the blog). I am not going to assign blame. It is no more specifically society’s fault than it is my own. I see the world in a certain way, as do each of us. […]

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Updating …

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The other day, when I started the computer I received a notification that a one of the programs I use to keep the computer working smoothly needed an update. I clicked on the link to the update, downloaded it, and installed it, only to find the file I just downloaded was actually the same version […]

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Voices

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][blockquote align=”center” width=”600″] Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places. A. R. Rahman [/blockquote][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”9691″ img_size=”424×323″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Everyone has an opinion to offer. Whether a decision is potentially life altering, or as simple as what one’s favorite color is, […]

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Art (sort of)

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””]Over the past few months I allowed myself to fall into a very negative space. This happens to me on occasion, but as I get older it seems I find it increasingly difficult to climb out of these holes when I fall into them. I also seem to find them more often lately. […]

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Found some kindling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space][blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”center” width=”full”]Fire is an emblematic representation of life itself. It is an ever changing mixture of creation and destruction. It can provide comfort while instilling fear. It can rage uncontrolled, or be used with precise finesse. What fire is will be determined by how we choose to use it. And so with life […]

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Do NOT read this post!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Life is meaningless. This is not a cry for help. Nor an exhortation of pathos or extreme depression. It is an epiphany. I have understood this academically for most of my life. But recently … and I am not sure why … it could be something I ate … recently I truly came to UNDERSTAND […]

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A fresh canvas

As many have noticed (and I probably have said myself many times), I do not live a “traditional” life. I never have. Once, I would have said my life has been one adventure after another, with periods of stagnation of varying size in between. Others might view it differently, with me be anything from a […]

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I have found religion again

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have decided to finally embrace the one true religion. Admittedly there have been several choices throughout my life that sparked an interest, such as the Almighty Bob, and Pastafarianism is definitely worth a second look. But I went into the desert for 40 days and nights (it MIGHT have been a dream), and came […]

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Paradoxically Creative

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned the realization that we are always surrounded by inspiration. The trick is opening our senses to it. The challenge is not a lack of inspiration, but the lack of consistency in those who seek it. We humans are pretty fickle beings, changing from moment to moment … even […]

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