Commitment Living a simple life is for me, an active practice.  Even down here, at times, I can hear my inner motor begin to rev up and try to take off towards busyness.  If I am not actively committed to this exercise in quieting my world both inwardly and outwardly, it’s easy for me to take off into mental to-do lists and over thinking my reality.  And once I’m off to the races, it typically takes me a couple of days to relax back into mindfulness and presence again.

It’s been important for me to have the experience of living a simple life down here for these months because I’ve experienced first-hand how much happier and more available I am to life when I’m not running around in circles in my mind.  And nothing gets me more caught up in that cycle than living a life that requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep (big house, large expense list, etc…).

Commitment 1The great news is that I am much clearer now on how I can create my life to better support inner calm (low maintenance, small space, low monthly expenses).  I have the direct proof that not only can I find happiness in a small and very simple space, but that I actually thrive in it.  The commitment is to gently remind myself of these truths even in the face of temptation.

2 Responses to Commitment

  1. Cliff June 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    The Baja is so beautiful and interesting. I drove down the length of the Baja from Arizona five years ago to Cabo San Lucas. Truly beautiful land.

    Where did you stay in the Baja? I imagine you moved around. I loved the east coast of the Baja.

    • Gabriella June 18, 2015 at 8:49 am #

      Hi Cliff! We are east coasters too. Nothing like the Sea of Cortez!!! We mostly stayed in Mulege and Loreto in the end after doing a lot of driving around and exploring.

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