Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

New Directions

At this time I seem to be settling into a little bit of a groove. I am still tight and it hurts when I first start off, but after a little while I loosen up and it is not so much a struggle. I am also understandinging that one thing is not going to do it. Everything is integrated. You have to exercise. You have to watch what and how much you eat. You have to make sure you get enough sleep and just enough rest in general. Pressure and stress is put on our mind and body when these areas get out of balance. Everything needs to slow down. The mindset of “MORE” needs to be replaced by getting by on less and uncluttering our lives.

I have been getting double beef hamburgers for so long it is now just a habit. I have realized lately that the single hamburger is no less satisfying. For a long while, I have approached the all you can eat buffet in a different way. I can get as much as I want and mostly enjoy the variety, but it has to be on one plate with no refills. I feel so much better later. We have been programmed to over do it. Before the downturn in the economy, we were working harder and longer to make more money so we could spend more for things we really don’t use.

It is time to rearrange and retool for a much more satisfying and rewarding life. 

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The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hofmann


I think people want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it possible to sleep at night.

Twyla Tharp


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. 

Albert Einstein


Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.  The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding


Maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.    

    Frank A. Clark


I go about looking at horses and cattle.  They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young.  I am sick with envy of them. 

Sherwood Anderson


How many things are there which I do not want.



Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. 

Lao Tzu


Each day, awakening, are we asked to paint the sky blue? Need we coax the sun to rise or flowers to bloom? Need we teach birds to sing, or children to laugh, or lovers to kiss? No, though we think the world imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. We are asked only to appreciate them, and to show appreciation by living in peaceful harmony amidst them. The Creator does not ask that we create a perfect world; He asks that we celebrate it.  

Robert Brault






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