Ahhh the quintessential question. If I were to start again, I would love on a tiny home on an acreage surrounded by moss, trees and nature. I now appreciate how people used to leave home and become a sadhu when they get older.
But as it is hard to become a sadhu; the world is becoming too full; I am trying to simplify my life in the best way I can.
I did not buy anything last year and have minimised my spending in buying things. I love experiences and use my money to create memories. But my house is full of things that I don’t need, so I don’t add to it.
I have started recycling, donating, giving away things in my home. I don’t care if they are brand new or used. If I have not needed them in 6 months, I seek them, donate them or give them away to a person who many be more excited than me to have them. We have been brutal in this. It has helped get some space back in our garage and also got rid of things that we “may” use some day.
I have always believed life is simple and we as humans love to complicate it. I have started living this statement. I don’t brood on anything anymore. I have a life to live and that is all that matters. So I don’t brood or pay attention or overthink anymore. Life is to enjoy and live and I want to make the most of it.
The happiest people are those who focus on living rather than collecting and I am trying to emulate that especially as I grow older and have finite years left on this earth.