Scaling down our wants

We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants.
Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.
— Donald Horban

 

Scaling down our wants, why and how do we do this? 

Have you thought about your wants lately?

The want
To be old enough
To be young enough
To belong and to be admired
To be good enough
To be safe and secure
To be loved

The want
To be able to buy new things, small or large
To be able to buy what I want regardless of why
To go where I want and when I want
To be able to do what I want and when I want
To be able to create freely

Scaling down your wants is easy when you start practising gratitude for what you already have.

I am grateful
To be this healthy at this time in my life
To be young enough to enjoy all the things that I still can do
For the sense of belonging that I have when I think about my friends and family
To feel safe and secure in my home, in my street and in my town
To be loved by life, family and friends

I am grateful
To have enough food in the cupboard and fridge to feed us for many more weeks
To have more food growing the garden
To be able to go for morning walks and take the right or the left corner
To be able to decide what I am going to do today
To think freely and creatively as much as I like, there is nothing stopping me

It is getting easier to organise and declutter your home or your office when you start scaling down your ‘wants’ by realising how much you can be grateful for.