Less Is More
Guest Post by Dick Warn
A Belizean Proverb advises us, “Never drop the bone to catch the shadow.”
A Belizean bone is anything of absolute value; your love of a spouse, your relationship with a true friend, and your own self-respect, happiness, peace of mind, joy and health. These things are life’s greatest rewards that we often take for granted.
The Belizean shadows are the items that can get in our way; a new car, a larger house, a jade necklace, fancy place settings to impress our guests, a large bar stocked with booze – – the list of clutter is almost endless.
Ken Keyes, American author, said, “To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.”
What do you have? You have your life, and the quality of that life doesn’t depend on how much you have. The quality of your life depends on how much you are willing to give. Service before self is an awesome way to go, but you can’t get there dragging tons of clutter with you.
As Robert Browning, British poet, said, “Less is more.”
Dick Warn is the author of The Miracle Minute, a weekly email sent free to readers around the world. www.TheMiracleMinute.com His latest book, Mystical Mentor can be previewed at www.MysticalMentor.com