I’ve come to realize that living fully, to me, is not living possessively.
Some nights ago, my friend and I were given the opportunity to sleep in a villa. As we have been sleeping in a very basic space - very decent, though, don’t get me wrong - for the past months, getting to spend a night in a luxurious home translated into something quite nice for both of us. Thrilled with the idea, we made our way back home, packed whatever we thought was needed - a pair of shorts, two tops, and few other goodies… mainly accessories to spice up the visual content we envisioned creating once in that nice looking villa -, and we went to bed.
There, we arrived in the morning, charged our phones and the day rapidly unfold just like it tends to. We mainly hung around enjoying each others company and telling one another some of both’s silly life stories. Time flew by just like it tends to, too, and our usual yoga practice was right around the corner; an hour into yoga, and the practice was already over. Blessed by the Vinyasa flow I then made my way back to the villa, glanced at my phone and jumped right into a rejuvenating shower. The rest of the night matured easily; we stayed in watching a movie and eating papaya, brushed our teeth and caught some z’s.
The next morning, our stay was then over. We acknowledged our enjoyable and austere time with in mind the only plans we had for that afternoon: surfing. Therefore, we happily headed to our favorite surf spot.
Sitting at a café, a few days later, both my friend and I carried a chat with a lovely lady. The conversation was going on and about our western society and its tendencies to want, have and own so much; often without the recognition that these belongings in fact are only landed to us for an undetermined period of time. Nothing is bound to withstand the passage of time we all three agreed. All is meant to die, in whatever form might it be. We also discussed about our time at that said villa, and about how pleasant it is to change environment sometimes. We finally wrapped up our talk. How silly was it to have had brought so many belongings, yet to have had used only our tooth brushes. We all laughed.