Cheers to #transformationtuesday • Offering my full blown confession and reflection for #selfgrowth .
Truth: it’s a lot of work living off the grid. It’s not always easy, not convenient, and it’s not always warm . It is 28*F in my bedroom as I write this. I’m generally speaking a naturally happy person, but the cold brings out a not so happy side of me. •
I remind myself during the cold days, I’m not striving to only be happy, that’s so unattainable, and the pursuit of that would be miserable. I’m trying to live with a healthy perspective. To understand our emotions and state of things are ever in flux. •So as the Buddha teaches, don’t be attached to your emotions or give them too much power over your experience in life, for they will pass•
Trying to remember these lessons 🧘♀️ Because, once again, my bathtub is ice🥶. •
(So I don’t descend into madness from the cold) I realize I need to shift my outlook.•
Here we go...
My perspective is, I’m thankful to have a house- many do not.
I’m thankful I have a reliable vehicle to drive me somewhere warm to finish my work for the day. I’m thankful I have work and I’m self employed! It’s a gift to create my own schedule.
I chose this! We could have purchased a property in the city but opted for the adventure of living in the mountains 🏔 , off the grid, totally solar powered and heated by fire stove.
I need patience! ( #workingonit ) In time, we will transform our humble bare bones cabin to everything we need and enjoy, while still aiming for sustainability. And hey, million dollar Mountain View is worth the wait.
Just around the corner is spring. All of the cold and beautiful snow will bring blossoms and wild raspberries that surround our property, which I’m really looking forward to! •
Mantra: I am grateful • I am grateful • I am grateful! Besides, there’s got to be a million health benefits to ice baths 🛁 right? 👁 Maybe I’m not there yet.... but hey, I’m trying.
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