Even though this stage of our lives is only a little over a month old now I can honestly say that I do not miss any of the things we parted with and I do not miss anything we left behind. I’m finding living in community with the people here at Earthaven Ecovillage to be quite nice. In many ways it’s more like what I’ve felt living should feel like. There is definitely a sense of community. And even though each of us are unique personalities there is a kindred spirit. While making a life change like this might not be for everyone, it sure feels right for me.
Some things I’ve noticed so far that work well for me are walking out my front door and seeing my friendly neighbors every day. Listening to the sounds in the neighborhood; the lack of car and traffic noise, the Robins, Carolina Wrens and Eastern Phoebe’s singing at dawn, the wind blowing through the trees, the stillness of the winter air (when it’s still here it’s extremely still), the sound of footsteps of those passing by (people walk here!)… right now, it is so quiet I can hear Bandit breathing and Kitty’s little feet pattering across the floor.
The sound of wood crackling in the woodstove, the type of heat the woodstove produces. I also much prefer cooking my food over heat from wood, the energy of it feels more soul-healthy than other forms of cooking heat. Continue reading “What I Like Most About Living Simply” »
Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner, Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller