Friday, November 20, 2009


I was recently listening to a segment with Neale Diamond Walsh, where I heard an idea, that had been swirling around my own circle of friends. Walsh said that the economic "despair" that people were experiencing was self - or communally - created - to bring people back, to remind them how they were happier with less. I heard the ping of Truth in his words.

I remember talking to a friend of mine, who has the financial freedom to travel avidly, who is a self proclaimed "Abundist;" she said she spent time investigating the responsibility and reverence for Nature's abundance. This is the phase I am gratefully in now. I make my grocery list much more carefully, thinking and planning my purchases, as flashbacks of throwing unused food trickles through my head. My diet is now much more fresh, as I recall my lazy over-indulgence in consuming too much take out food, too fast, between jobs, and zooming right along. I have undeniably been slowed down in many ways.

Does this mean I don't want to eat out more, or enjoy counting my grocery store pennies - no! It does mean, I am garnering an appreciation of how even less - is abundant. And how less isn't even a possibility - it's a comparison to a past that does not exist in this moment now. And if I constantly crane my neck backwards, well, it's most likely I will crash into the street sign of abundant present moment, rather than smoothly flowing ahead.

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
 - Kahlil Gibran  

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Martina E.F. Horwitz said...

I love your realization (and sharing) that "less isn't even a possibility - [because] it's a comparison to a past that does not exist in this moment now." True words of wisdom. Very well said. And thank you.

Wisdom of One said...

Martina, Thank you so much; I am tickled that this resonates with you. Sat Nam.