Nobody, Nowhere & Nothing


We are always trying to be somebody.

Trying to get somewhere.

Trying to do something.

We exhaust ourselves trying to accomplish things that we think will make ourselves feel important and significant even though we will never be more important to others than we are to ourselves. 

It takes courage to be nobody.

To go nowhere.

To do nothing.

To settle into the quiet peace of not trying to fabricate our lives in order to win approval, prestige and status according to the opinions of others. To quietly go about our days taking care of our basic needs and doing things that we simply enjoy with no fanfare, pomp or show.

There’s a freedom and treasure in being nobody; being free from the confines of other people’s expectations  and the contentment that is discovered from living a simple life in the comfort of our true being. 

There is no greater calamity than not finding contentment with one’s own sufficiency. There is no greater mistake than to be covetous. When one is content within one’s own nature, one will always have enough.”  ~ Daodejing, Chp. 46
…just some thoughts that came to me while tending to the garden this morning. 😊

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