“Stuff” that rules your life – how we became minimalists by default

Minimalism  – its all over you tube, face book groups,Instagram and pinterest. Getting rid of, letting go, etc etc. The concept is brilliant and yet its more than just throwing out those t shirts you don’t wear and decluttering a drawer every so often. For us it has become a way of life by default. We didn’t sit down and consciously decided to become minimalists. It just sort of happened.

We started travelling. “Stuff” was in storage in two different cities and then we came back to Australia and what to do with all that “stuff”. Well we couldn’t take it to where we were going to live and besides, we were only home to earn some more money so that we could leave the country again, so it wasn’t really worth getting it all out.  Continue reading

The 3 Laws of the Universe

The 3 Laws of the Universe

Introduction

We live by the first law, which is Human Law, we never consider why that is, or even what it really is. Human Law is what puts boundaries around expected behaviour, from ourselves and from others, and even defines what we expectat from the world about us. It helps us to function and to explain away reality. 

But when things go wrong we have to blame something – God, or Fate, or Bad Luck, or Demons maybe. The point is, when Human Law can no longer provide an explanation to us, often that causes a collapse of the mind and a nihilistic response follows. Then we have to find a way to rebuild our beliefs, and often with emotional scars because we do not understand why something happened to us. Life then seems very unfair.

The 3 Laws of the Universe are a way to understand what is going on around us and so be prepared. When one law fails us, the next law will provide an explanation. The 3 laws simplify how and why reality functions the way it does. It provides an explanation to the reasons for an impact upon us that we do not understand. Human’s need guidelines to function, our brains work best that way. The 3 Laws, are just a simple, and honest, way to provide it.

Understanding the simple approach of using a filter such as the 3 laws of the Universe can provide a functional template to work with when facing the cold, hard, and inhospitable reality that we are all surrounded by.

1. Human Law (Moral codes)

Human Law is basically built from two things: Complex Moral Codes and the Collective cultural beliefs of the era that you find yourself living in.

We use Human Law all the time to try to understand our position in the Universe and figure out how we should behave in it. But what happens when our behaviour forces us outside of Human Law, how do we cope? Then we need to look at the other laws, but first let us understand Human Law in the context we mean to discuss it here.

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