Meet Daniel Suelo. He’s been living without money for 12 years. When our paths crossed synchronistically in Moab, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from this wise man. I interviewed him and found his philosophy and way of living inspiring and visionary.
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“As we step out of our doors – our homes – and depart on foot without a particular path or destination in mind, we are producing an action that is in step with the wind. We are presented with a myriad of happenings around us that we didn’t plan on seeing. When a Zen master was asked “what is enlightenment?” he responded “it’s windy today.” In this answer we see that enlightenment is not different from ordinary happenings in our world. But enlightenment is truly being in tune with what is happening right now. As we walk without destination in mind the mind is free to fully engage with the what the wind is doing, what the clouds are doing, and what are our own feet our doing. This is why, I believe, walking is such an excellent and often used action one takes when one wishes to relieve stress.”
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What would you do in life if you could anything you wanted, anything you enjoyed? Obviously, the reality of how human societies work and how individuals earn their living is through the use of money. But I feel it is of tremendous importance that we ask ourselves the questions of what would we really like to do with our life and, what is our motivation for what we do?
Many of us spend our lives working to earn a decent wage or income, and do the things we’d really like in our spare time. But, what if we could do what we love; the natural talents, passions and interests we have, and were enabled to earn a living by doing those activities?
This is an excellent excerpt from a talk by the late-Philosopher Alan Watts: