Blog : Slow

Experiments with enough – Day 96

Experiments with enough – Day 96

I could seriously get used to this. Another Bahrija day at a relaxed but steady pace. Morning walk, some sweeping, meditation. Breakfast, some more cleaning and settling down to my computer mid morning to write some documentation with Peppi. We eventually stopped for lunch, then did some more work till 4pm when we started to make dinner, showered and eventually went for a walk up on the cliff and admired the para glider overhead.

This is how life can be for all of us if we decided to work together rather than segregate our resources and and worry about how we will all be jobless and moneyless very soon. We can all make our lives simpler and more in tune with the things that will support human beings in the long term. We can have the time and the possibility to enjoy the things that are already around us. To enjoy each other. To really live.

Why do we so often choose the hamster wheel instead?

Experiments with enough – Day 87

A slow day after many fast ones. I woke up at around 8, eventually got myself onto the yoga mat and did half an hour of moving with Adriene. Breakfast and chats with my new friend João and eventually abut an hour of work on a document for the Permaculture Foundation. My mind is queueing up paid jobs I should be doing but I know the key is in finding a balance to be also able to fit in things that are more longterm projects.

The rest of the day was spent cleaning, packing, de-cluttering as I prepare to move house tonight to house-sit my lovely friend Josephine’s house for the next two months. Now that I’ve toned down my possessions to something manageable, I really enjoy the process of packing to go to somewhere new. It’s always a great occasion for charity-shopping things I’ve not been wearing and generally minimising what I want to own.

All that’s left to do for the day is to drag some of the bags three floors down and go get the missed German who will be flying in later tonight after a few days away. I’ve done much less than I planned to but I’m happy with what I’ve done nonetheless.