Take only what you need
“Take only what you need” was written by guest contributor, Babajide Faseyi.
Last night I wanted bagels and a healthy type of butter from the store but I ended up leaving the store without bagels and butter, even though they had exactly what I wanted at the store.
All I wanted to eat last night was bagels and butter and I knew in my heart that was what I wanted to eat. But I convinced myself to leave the store without what I wanted, but also with a lot more than I needed.
Lately I’ve been noticing people walking back home from the store carrying bags that are heavier than they can carry and I think, why? Why not buy what you need for only a few days and then see where you are in a few days, and then go back to the store at the time when you need to?
That way, going to the store can be a relaxing activity or a meditation that you do more frequently, as opposed to going straight home because you’ve already stocked up your home with many extras.
I convinced myself not to buy what I wanted last night because I went from being focused on the present to being focused on the future. What I want to eat tonight became what do I want to cook tomorrow and before I knew it, what I want to cook tomorrow became I going to cook this tonight and leave what I really want to eat tonight alone.
Are you living consciously?
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About the Author: My name is Babajide Faseyi. I was born and raised in Nigeria and then moved to the United States for college at the age of 19. In my 20’s, I became acutely aware that there was more to life than I had been taught and this led me to a deep search. I read voraciously. After a period of disillusionment with not having an outlet for the creativity that I felt within myself, I encountered Eckhart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now. And thus, the journey of knowing who I truly am and the discovery of what I have to offer creatively began. The links to my facebook pages where my writings are posted are –facebook.com/bababajide and facebook.com/babajideinc.