While walking the dog, we ran across a young doe that sprinted over the fence from a neighboring pasture. There I stood with complete stillness watching her beauty, her grace and obvious no fear of me.
To live as simply as possible, to live in harmony with nature. All things are possible to a certain extent.
The modern technological world has made its people its subjects; it has made them ignorant and keeps them in ignorance. We are basically ignorant, ignorant of the basics–where does our food come from? Where does our water come from? And importantly, where do our wastes go? We live cut off from ourselves, because of this lack-of-touch with the natural things. And our foundation is weakened, and there is no way we can build onto the self in such a state.
We have become so dependent on the grocery stores, the electric company, gas company and so much more, we are unable to forage for ourselves. Each day, each month, each year that has gone by, we each have lost our independence. At what point do we say “enough is enough”? How do we regain our independence?
So I must go back as far as I can. I must find out where to get water to drink. Can I afford to wait any longer to begin this back-track? Should I gather more accessories and build up a secure foothold first in this world?
What do I need? I need only land and water–so I can live. Why do other people want more, and why do other people want me to have more. I want less and less. If I . alive and learning, what more? I need to learn how to grow food. How long should I wait to do this?
Isn’t the time now?