Sunday, January 17, 2016
Americans are taught to think they don’t have enough.
We have recently downsized form a 2800 square foot suburban house where we raised five of our seven children.
We are now living in a 240 square foot cabin off-grid.
What a wonderful release of stuff and new-found freedom!
As I read Yunus’ book, “Creating a World Without Poverty”, I am struck by how the steps which created his concept of micro-credit have continued to expand to meet the needs of millions of people all over the world.
This is truly an insight into the infinite nature of the Universe.
My own thinking has been transformed as I find I have plenty in my little cabin.
As we add to our skills, we become more and more comfortable.
A 5’ x 6’ window made us more comfortable.
Small windows for cross breezes made us more comfortable.
Insulation made us more comfortable.
An indoor shower made us more comfortable in cold weather.
A garden shower made us more comfortable in warm weather.
A wood stove has made us more comfortable.
A level brick step has made us more comfortable.
We have enough.
We have plenty.
In fact, there is so much abundance all around us, I can’t take it all in.
I did not feel like that while living in our urban surroundings and being told we did not have enough.
Now, with much less stuff and surrounded by Nature, I feel overwhelmingly abundant.
In fact, I have so much joy to share, it keeps coming back to me in increasing measure.
I am so grateful we took the steps which have led to more and more freedom and abundance for us.
We truly have enough.
© 2016 Kathryn Hardage