The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.

~Jamie Lee Curtis



“There are only 2 days a year when you cannot do anything: one is called yesterday the other is called tomorrow … so today is the day to love, believe, do and, mainly, LIVE” ~ Dalai Lama


I go through periods of wanting to simplify my life.

In a lot of ways, I have succeded in that goal.  A few years back I went through a period of deep unhappiness that resulted in a ‘list’ of sorts of the things I felt I truly needed in my life to make me happy.  The top five I gave myself.  You might be surprised to know not one of them had anything to do with something material.

But since then I haven’t been able to let go of other material things that I could probably do without.   In an area I fail, and fail often.  I need to simplify by sorting through the ‘things’ in my life and weeding out the ‘wants’ from the ‘needs’.

I found Jack‘s blog this summer.  Jack is a former lawyer who is on a long journey of ‘Voluntary Simplicity’.  Click on his link and take a peek at his blog, he is a brave fellow to give up material items for the adventure of life.

In that vein I wanted to share a quote that I saw recently that resonated with me.

Take away all your possessions. Take away all your education. Take away all your money. What’s left is all you are. Think about that. What are you all about?