A few random personal thoughts thrown out to the universe for no particular reason.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The struggle to purge continues. I am now down to seven pairs of jeans from twelve. That's a 40% reduction. I also have two bags of miscellaneous stuff to take to Goodwill. If more goes out than comes in, there will be progress toward a more stylish and wearable wardrobe.
I have excess in my hobbies too. I need to finish some of my knitting projects before I start something else. So tempted to start the Cloud Chaser vest. And buy new yarn for it too, when I have 40 km of yarn stashed! The temptation of 'more' tends to come ahead of contentment with looking at what I've already got. Starting a new project more interesting than completing an old one.
So much acquisition, so hard to let go. Why is that? I wonder if humans are genetically programmed to hunt and collect as a survival thing. Or is it greed - do I think of the money I've spent and want it back? It's not going to happen! It won't make money sitting in my closet, basement or where ever. And I'm not a sales person type.
"God does not die when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason."
Fear is the cheapest room in the house – I would like to see you living in better conditions. – Hafiz
Peter Kreeft quote
"Galaxies revolve and dinosaurs breed and rain falls and people fall in love and uncles smoke cheap cigars and people lose their jobs and we all die - all for our good, the finished product, God's work of art, the kingdom of heaven. There's nothing outside heaven except hell. Earth is not outside heaven; it is heaven's workshop, heaven's womb."
jeff bridges quote
"Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive."