Its a well know phrase that the best things in life are free.
A stunning sunrise or sunset.
So if that's the case why are we all stressed with life, with lack of time and with trying to get a lot of things that are not free.
It is definitely a part of growing older that you start to realise what is truly important in your life.
The 9-5 treadmill loses it's thrill, even if the money in the bank is good. The bills and taxes for this that and the next thing seem to get bigger every year. The two things that you love, time off and disposable income become more difficult to achieve and enjoy.
You realise that you are not going to be here for ever and are in the latter part of your life and you think, "what the hell am I doing?".
What are we doing?
The state of the planet, the state of everyones health, the turmoil outside and in. It is time to rethink our strategy.
What do we need. Shelter, water, food,education and health care.
Whether you live in London, New York, Uganda, India or Malta these are the basic requirements.
Most people now have access to these things in varying degrees. But the harmony has gone, we are way out of balance and mainly down to our inabliltiy to see ourselves as part of a much bigger, intelligent World.
When you look around at the magical, immense beauty of this planet, you cannot fail to feel grateful to be lucky enough to be here. Unfortunately we are not all seeing the same thing.
Our drive for more stuff, less cost, bigger, better, faster has taken us far away from Nature and how we were always designed to live.
Down to the basics of how we build and insulate our homes, our heating systems, our drive for things to "look" great has again caused us to disconnect from the Earths energy and life giving vibes.
The need to hold down a job no matter how unhappy it makes us, stuck in an airless negative enviroment with zero time outside for 8 hours a day.
The stress of paying all the bills that have slowly risen thanks to the banks and the government, until like the boiling frog your start to feel the life draining out of you along with the money draining out your account.
Then you think....what do I really want?
More time with family and friends.
More time in Nature.
To love your "job"
To enjoy your hobbies whatever they may be.
To afford a nice home for your family on one wage so that our children can experience family values.
Time to help others and give back to the planet.
I mean there are enough of us to pull together and get all of this done with time left over surely?
If it was a bit more evenly distributed.....
Is any of that too much to ask?
Sitting watching the sunset and feeling blessed and connected.
Watching the kids get to know the planet and themselves safely.
Swimming in the sea and feeling the velvet of the water on your skin as you bask in the natural colours and beauty.
As I become aware that my life is well more than half over, and who knows what time any of us have left, you evaluate your time and energy.
Where will it go and how will everyone, not just me, benefit from that?
Time with family, friends and others.
Time with Mother Nature.
Time to give back.