festival of light

sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. but other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.

honestly, what good is material wealth when one’s soul is malnourished? i see so many people who seem to have a lot, chase for more and never get enough. i think somewhere along the way i reached a point where i realised that i not only have enough, i have too much. wayyyy too much. and then i started giving things away – products, clothes, gadgets. having less has been surprisingly freeing and fulfilling at the same time. teaching myself to not be too attached to desires has created space for me to enjoy the much finer things in life. to go back to the basics, to be simple. i will not waste this lifetime in pursuit of temporary pleasures. instead, i choose to feed my soul. i try to spend time really observing my surrounding which then makes me think of life on a much larger scale and as that awareness grows, so do i.

what i achieve inwardly changes my outer reality and now, i can be so thankful for everything i have. today is deepavali and – for the first time in my life – actually feels like it. having warm housemates that want to share the festive season and waking up to yummy indian food has filled the day with so much love. and it’s only noon. it means so much to me to be living in this house – so tucked away we couldn’t have found it even if we tried. being so happy here serves as a daily reminder to trust my instincts and take leaps of faith when i can.

today is the first day of the rest of my life. i’ve been told that when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. so i’m going to want wisely.

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