Capacity: You’ve had enough.

Talking about minimalist life is a very interesting thing for me. And it makes me want to keep improving it continuously. Previously I have written a little about the concept of minimalist, you can read about it in this minimalist life post.

When we want more of something, even though we may not really need what we want, it becomes one of those little tricky issues that involve a variety of feelings. Yeah, I think maybe we’re still not satisfied with some of the things we have right now.

Then how to deal with it?

As I studied and improved my way of life on this subject, I finally realized that there are many variables that keep us from making continuous purchases. The process of breaking this habit takes time. Because it takes a process in making us finally aware about it. And maybe these is one of the tips you can follow:

  1. Realize that you already have everything you need to have.
    When you have everything you need, such as food, clothing, shelter, loved ones, realize that everything else is just extra.
  2. Learn to stop buying things you don’t need.
    It’s sounds difficult, isn’t it? but must be implemented immediately. Again, before buying things we must repeatedly ask ourselves “Is this an absolute necessity?” or another way we can write a list of items you want to buy for a month; sort by priority needed. If after a month you still want it, you can buy it considering the questions above.
  3. Learn to be happy by doing, not having.
    Do something that makes you happy, like talking to a close friend, cooking, exercising, or doing something interesting. By shifting our focus to this, the desire for buy things will also decrease little by little.
  4. Learn the concept of enough
    The idea that we don’t always need more stuff – once we get to a certain point, that’s enough for us. Learn to recognize when sufficiency has been reached.

Having a lot of stuff, but still wanting more is an endless cycle. And we need to learn to have enough when we have enough, and to be happy with what we have.

Cheers,

Jastitahn

And eventually..

And eventually,
We just have to surrender to God,
Again, expectations often kill you,
In the end, it will make you disappointed.
and repeat the same mistakes.

Huh,
Let’s stop overexpecting,
Heal the wound first,
Improve yourself as best you can,
If that’s the way for you, everything will be easier,
Without having to slam again the same situation.

I know you must be strong.

This life is a test

Terima atau tidak terima,
Nyatanya..
Yaa this life is a test.

Gimana mau lulus ujian,
kalau ga belajar ilmunya.
Gimana mau lulus,
kalau benar atau salah aja
kita gatau bedanya..

Beberapa ada yang bertanya,
Kenapa kalau ga boleh, yang haram diciptakan?
Tapi malah ada yang bilang enak,
atau kenapa kita manusia ga dibikin taat aja semuanya?

Yaa..udah ada makhluk yang diciptakan dengan seperti itu, taat, namanya malaikat.
and for us, this life is a test.
so you may choose.
Inget! malaikat pernah bertanya kepada Allah,
Kenapa Allah menjadikan di bumi orang yang membuat kerusakan bumi dan menumpahkan darah?
Nyatanya.. Allah lebih tau potensi manusia.
Ada juga manusia, seperti para nabi, yang walaupun bisa memilih, diberi cobaan yang berat, tetap taat.

Kita harus percaya,
dengan bermodal memperhatikan tanda-tanda-Nya,
but we can’t see Him.
namanya juga ujian..

We need His guidance tp get thru it.
Hoping that,
in the next life,
we can be among the lucky people
who can see Him.

Aamiin.


– @theganggoffur