Once you start living a simple life, there is no way back to the excesses offered by consumerism.
Once you learn a language, you are unlikely to forget it.
Once you have the chance to eat a sun-ripened tomato, you are likely to remember the flavor forever.
Once you regain your health by eating organic wholesome foods without refined sugar, you will be able to resist traditionally prepared temptations.
Once you remove gluten from your diet and feel better than you have your entire life, there is no way you would want to eat it again.
Once you gather the skills to create your own sustainable clothing, it is easy to forgo the mass-produced offerings at the mall.
Once your ecological conscience catches up and quickly passes by everything that you were ever taught, then you can grow, leap and shift the paradigm to help create a sustained future.
Our lives are full of milestones, accomplishments, achievements, failures, loss, sickness and through it all we live and learn.
Once we find a better way, there is no way back to the place our thoughts and actions lived before. There is no need to keep making the same mistakes, to perform the same routines or cook the same dinners out of habit. There is no good reason to perpetuate an unhealthy or unsustainable lifestyle.
Once you discover holistic simple living for yourself, you too will find – there is no way back. Only forward, forging your own way, occasionally setting foot upon the paths of others, going slowly so that you can take it all in.
Which way is forward for you?