All my stuffing material is finished and I´m desperatly waiting for the postman to bring me fresh supply I´ve ordered. Yesterday I ran through some "living with ZEN" books. I recognized that my domicil and studio had nothing in common with the ZEN spirit, that I admire so much.
from the book "Wohnen mit Zen"
So I decided to use the time to clean up the studio. Indeed, it was overdue... but it took hours and I´m still not finished.
Every time I try to sort all the stuff having collected over the last years I have an itch to sort out, chuck out and to simplify - simplify my life. Some time ago I saw a documentation of a woman who made the decision to simplifiy her life in a radical way. She lives in a house only 16 square meter small, without electricity, telefone or running water. She doesn´t call it abdication, but profit. You can watch a short movie, it´s in german language but you get an impression.
Also only 16 square meters in area, consisting of a single room on the ground level with a small loft accessed by interior stairs, is the painted house of Maud Lewis. Click on the open door of the house to go inside. (found through Keri Smith)I know I would never be able to lower my lifestyle that much nor would a ZEN living style in my home last any longer than one day, but imagine how much time would be safed, by reducing our lifes. For this moment cleaning up one single room measuring 16 square meters, sounds like heaven to me . Simplify! - my motto for this week.