In a TED Talk Jon Jandai offers some significant food for thought regarding what truly matters and how we complicate our lives unnecessarily.
Here’s an example of his simple wisdom, “Before I thought that stupid people like me … cannot have a house… because people who are cleverer than me and get a job need to work for 30 years to have a house. But for me, who cannot finish university, how can I have a house. It’s hopeless for people who have low education like me. But when I start to do earthen buildings, it’s so easy! I spent two hours per day… and in 3 months I have a house. A friend who was the most clever in the class he has a house too but he has to be in debt for 30 years, so compared to him I have 29 years and 9 months of free time. I feel life is so easy.”
And here’s another, “I feel like now is the most uncivilized era of humans on this Earth. We have so many people who finish university, we have so many universities on the Earth. We have so many clever people on this Earth. But, life is harder and harder. We make it hard for whom? We work hard for whom right now?”
Jandai’s message resonates with me as I seriously consider taking the next step towards living more simply and consciously.
I’d like to warmly and humbly share a gift with you today in honor of Father’s day. For the rest of this month you can listen to the audiobook, “Discovering Meaning,” for free! “Discovering Meaning: Living and Loving the Good Life” is the second of four audiobooks in the “BirthQuake: Journey to Wholeness” series.
“The Birthquake: Journey to Wholeness series is one of those rare finds written by a psychotherapist that not only enlightens, inspires, and comforts – it befriends and embraces the listener. It’s the culmination of the author’s many years of research, clinical experience and perhaps most importantly, her own life lessons. The BirthQuake series is an invaluable tool for anyone who has ever struggled or stands anxiously at a crossroad.”
I just finished reading Rocky Braat’s blog, a young man who is devoting his life to serving poor orphaned and abandoned children stricken with aids in India I read his blog surrounded by creature comforts in a land of plenty while our collective national preoccupation appears to be our faltering economy. I read two days following a holiday still deemed by many to be sacred in spite of the sad fact that its primary message appears to have become “buy this.” I read in my warm and cozy room, shaken once again by the profound suffering and deprivation that exists in other parts of the world, and by the spiritual poverty that threatens my own country.
Braat observes, “very few people in the West recognize how often the white knights of citizenship, medicine, and raw, brutal wealth sweep us up in their powerful arms and bear us from the battleground of suffering. Our bank accounts, our families, our insurance policies and hospitals, our consulates and ambassadors have so often rescued us from folly and misfortune that our psyches cannot squarely contemplate the torment that is the lot of the truly poor. ”
In the midst of our pain and our shame and our debt, there are alternative stories to the “Buy Me” story so prevalent in the United States. Following is one of those alternative stories, told by activist and philanthropist, Lynn Twist.
In the first chapter of his book, Dr. Roberts writes, “It is my hope that reading this book will give you the time, space and motivation to examine your day-to-day behaviour in a way that our hectic lives rarely allow. Some of the studies and statistics I’ll share may surprise you. Some may sound like they’re describing someone else. But they all speak to one undeniable truth: as consumers, we’re not who we think we are. It’s time to bridge the gap between what we say and what we do. It’s time to recommit ourselves to the kind of pursuits that are the true source of our well-being: spending time with loved ones, reaching our full potential as human beings, and participating actively in our world. No small task, but one well worth the effort: our happiness lies in the balance.”
During this season of high stress and high consumption, I highly recommend this book.
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