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1. I haven't heard a mention of "YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE". This is the concept of calculating how much you earn by hour, by adding in how much time it takes you to get ready, wind down in the evening etc. to see how much you TRULY earn. Then as you purchase things you can see how many hours of LIFE ENERGY it takes to acquire that...to help you determine if you want to spend 5 hours working to acquire that new rug, etc.
2. We have moved away from stuff as much as possible. In our recent move we ejected hundreds of pounds of books to the library and downsized by about half. We're doing the same as we look to move again soon. We eventually hope to downsize enough to move onto a boat and get the ultimate freedom.
***We try to keep our posessions to a minimum, but make sure everything we have is nice. We don't have multiples of things for "in case" (ie" in case we lose it or need to loan one out) AND, if we get something new as a gift or buying it, we make sure that something else of equal volume goes OUT of the house.
3. In the Buddhist philosophy being unable to accept change(ie: losing all of your things) is the only thing that creates suffering....
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