A needle has but one eye yet in it’s working life it has the ability to produce thousands of individual stitches that are able to see the world; travelling on your back, or shoe, or protecting your head from the rain and freezing snow of winter.
Do you see the simple beauty in this?
Those of us with two eyes and two able hands are capable of creating things, crafting artistic impressions, making objects that represent our culture and our own ideas about how to live life naturally.
Consider for a moment the concept of minimalism. It means many things to many people – the base line is that you don’t need to own a lot of stuff to live a happy and fulfilling life. Joshua Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus live this way, Leo Babauta with his wife and six children embrace minimalism, Courtney Carver, Francine Jay and Joshua Becker too. What they all have in common: they have mastered the ability to live without unmeaningful things and have replaced them with objects they need for survival, existence and love of life.
The next time you hold a needle and thread in your fingertips think about your existence. If so little can do so much, then why do we overthink and overdo when it comes to overzealous consumption?
Slow down to the pace of nature, relearn a little patience, sit and spin your own thread under an aging tree and sooner or later a new breed of minimalists will be on the horizon – with their needles and threads, sewing organic fabrics and handcrafting their timeless wardrobes.
Life can be this simple.
Are you an eco-minimalist? Do you know where to find anyone living so close to nature?