I recently read an article about the tiny house movement and while the article was fairly generic and tame, the comments were not.
When did people start believing that what they believe to be right for them, must then be right?
I had to stop because avoiding venom has taken up enough of my time with the scouting of rattlesnakes as it is. I don't need to see venom in print thank you very much.
I live a very tiny life. I have a tiny house. I have a tiny budget. I have a tiny snake safe space. I have a tiny garden. I have very tiny material needs. I have a tiny group of friends. And for the most part, a tiny group of followers here!
But that is all on the outside. I live a very big life on the inside. I have an expansive view both as I look around my tiny home and within my mind, heart, and spirit. Made much more possible by the fact my 'stuff' isn't consuming me with cost, time, effort, and space.
Tiny has a very important place in our world, for some. Why do others who don't want tiny feel that they have to judge and condemn it? Why is it so important to feel right about everything?
Most spiritual practices lead you to a simpler life. Jesus just walked with what he could carry. Peace Pilgrim only carried a comb and toothbrush. Mother Teresa and her followers have almost no physical possessions.
Tiny isn't a right or wrong thing, it is only what it will do for you kind of thing.
Traveling light doesn't have to be a lifelong goal. Having the experience though will put a lot of your life into perspective.
Personally, I'll never go back. I don't like to spend my time taking care of stuff. Time is the currency I value and tiny gives me a lot more of just that.
Why do humans need to judge, condemn, and criticize what they don't want when it is different than what they do want?
From where I sit this need only comes from those with very tiny minds, hearts, and spirits. I am truly sad for you because you don't know what you are missing.
It's not about living a tiny life. It's about are you living a fulfilling, happy, abundant, joyous, beautiful, and meaningful life?
That is what we should be seeking - not the right square footage to be finding. Just my tiny opinion on the beautiful sunny Sunday morning from here on the high prairie in the center of New Mexico.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!