We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. —Buddha
The more I ponder on the quote above, the more I see the life situations around me that depend on how I perceive them.
Frugal, Simple and Green
Many times, trying not to complicate things is very important to one’s overall health and well-being. How we approach certain trying situations will determine how we are affected by them. It’s hard, yes, but I believe the ultimate goal would be to live life free of pain and suffering. How we live our lives depends on our approach to life.
And we must ask ourselves, “how much of that pain and suffering is self-inflicted?”
Living frugally, also, is a way and approach to life. Not that we want to live poorly, but to live quality lives while not being affected by the external influences that may cause us pain, grief, suffering and craving.
Part of being frugal is to simplify our life, reducing it to the bare essentials, and not carry any extra physical and emotional “baggage” that may weigh us down.
And, keeping this in mind, I wanted to share with you some links for further exploration on your journey through cyberspace.
Frugal living begins with your frame of mind. It’s easier than you think to achieve the right mindset for living frugally…
What is the Simple Life?
There is no single definition of simplicity. My vision of a simple life will be different than yours, or anyone else’s — and none of us is wrong.
The most expensive food you purchase is probably meat and dairy. This is also the stuff that’s worst for the earth in terms of production. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 30% of the earth’s ice-free land is directly or indirectly involved in livestock production.
Believe it or not, a person on a budget can do plenty of things to better the environment. And often, living green saves you money.
Grow your own greens. They are free, fresh, local and organic. If you don’t have a garden, you can still grow some plants on the balcony or in your window. Sprouting, grasses and micro greens are excellent for this.
“The simplest things are often the truest.” —Richard Bach