Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hui Neng Quote

"Your treasure house is within;
It contains all you will ever need."
--Hui Neng

Would that I could live these words! Why is it we need so many things. Things, things, things...they keep coming into my home. Some by (buy) me. What am I thinking? (Am I thinking?) Is there a drive for external things to help us ignore what we can't see inside ourselves? Does that last sentence even make any sense???

My head hurts just thinking about this stuff!

It is Christmas time (is this one word?) which means that it is time to buy stuff for each other. My DH keeps asking me what I want for Christmas and I honestly can't think of a thing. I am supposed to go on a business trip in January for 2 nights. I can hardly imagine 2 nights by myself with no children calling me in the middle of the night. Ah, bliss. That is what I want for Christmas!!! Stuff...well, I don't think I need any stuff.

2 comments:

Bob Gately said...

You know, I've been thinking about this over the last day & 1/2. I have the same 'stuff' issue. I wonder how much of this is learned? I mean both Mom & Dad were schlock collectors. Mom seems to have trimmed way down on a lot of stuff, but still...

I am a huge junk accumulator. I really need to go thru everything again and toss with a much heavier hand.

Too Much Stuff (TMS) said...

I do think you may be on to something here. I think (most) all of us kids have the same issues around "stuff".

It is not the junk that gets me...it is the paper. I am constantly being buried in paper. It overwhelms me. How about you?