A friend of mine and her husband are in the process of getting rid of a lot of Stuff in preparation for a move to a much smaller home. Down-sizing necessitates a great deal of reflection about what is and isn’t important, and about what our Stuff means in the grand scheme of things. Even if you’re not trying to get to less, such reflection is always good for us.
This is what she wrote:
Blessed are they for whom downsizing has no meaning;
For they have been downsized since they were born.
Blessed are they who carry all their worldly possessions
on their backs;
For they are denigrating Mother Earth far less than we.
Blessed are they who suffer transitions they do not choose;
For surrendering to whatever is change is in their DNA.
Blessed are they who cultivate whatever soil is available;
For they must grow what they eat.
Blessed are they who travel dangerous roads and seas;
For they are desperate for freedom and safety from violence.
May we live in profound gratitude for the abundance
in which we live.
May we cherish and sustain our freedoms.
May we preserve and heal our Mother Earth.
– Gretchen Meyer © 2015