Seems a good thought. Not hard to spend less, work less, play less, eat less. Less sleep means more awake, but who functions well then? All choice …
Underpinning all, does it matter, do I care about it?
Thinking smaller, immediately, in our effort to do less – can we ask this question each time we do something: what do I care about? Begs this question: why am I doing this thing I’m doing right now?
It could be asked of every piece of paper we handle, every task in our day – do we care about it? And, why?
I shouldn’t ask you – because YOU should ask you.
You shouldn’t ask me – because I should ask me.
Easy to answer: because I love it, because I have to, because I need to or because I should.
Why should we?
Should-do items in our life are should because they are so ingrained in our habits, our thinking, that we don’t think. We don’t stop to think, to ask, why am I doing this?
When in pain, our pain can be so omnipresent that we can’t think of anything but that pain – until we take that pain way, in which case the better question is whether we are rationally able to deal with pain-free, or are we just walking around in some zombie-like state of mind, in the glow of pain’s absence? Conversely, when we aren’t in pain, when joy is omnipresent, are we in some reverse of that paradigm? I am wondering about these questions, that is what I’m caring about right now.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -4C/24F, clear and calm, steady walking – Gusta resuming normal, me not as much as my wonky ankle and arthritic toes are hobbling me again which I find frustrating ...