“If you wait until you have enough then you will never have enough” – Thich Nhat Hanh
As we let go of our desire to chase more than we need, we discover a sense of freedom and space that may have been missing. We feel lighter.
Our lives become less cluttered.
Our days become less busy.
Life becomes simpler.
White space and time for reflection replaces overcommitted diaries. We have room to breathe.
We forget comparisons and keeping up with keeping up.
We have time for the people that matter most.
We have time for the tasks that support our passion projects.
We let go of false needs.
We embrace who we are.
Lessons in Haiku
I’m a lover of the Japanese poetic form, haiku. Haiku at its best is short, simple and powerful. There is lots of space due to constraints in structure, an economy of words that mean the words that are on the page have to earn their place. There is no room for excess.
We can embrace much of this philosophy in our own lives by understanding many of us already have enough. In fact, we likely have too much.
More doesn’t always equate to better/happier/more fulfilled. Often, it can take us in the completely opposite direction.
We’re all on our own journeys of discovery and, along the way, we can learn an important lesson. Enough is enough and there’s a beauty in that all by itself.
The plate is already full,
Note:Haiku (by me)