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Conscious Simplicity


On Oct 20, 2014 Sai wrote:

 Well I think as you rightly said. The key is conscious simplicity .... But it's a journey and process..... And we will get there.... With baby steps..... As of now I think being mindful is the first step.... Atleast that's what I am trying..... And doing whatever little one can sitting in the space where one is currently...... Instead of having big ideals or talks I think starting small helps..... And to me more feasible.... So I started by sorting my trash and making that little effort to go to the recycle centre..... Always carry shopping bags......Try and reduce consumption..... Recyle as much as possible.... Learn from kids as they learn from school...... Use newspaper for gift wrapping..... Upcycle products and give them a new lease of life..... Get things and gadgets fixed instead of buying new..... Teach kids through example..... Trust me this is quite difficult in a consumerist Dubai..... But small and steady steps really work!,...... Focus on self and not being preachy also has helped me a lot!!.... 
Second step is compassion when we fail..... Once guilt is gone then one cane aisle refocus one's energies back into what els can be done and in a better way!,...... 

Thank you for inspiring !!..... 



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