River and I will soon be moving to a smaller apartment and we have started to look at the accumulation of things in our home monastery and have begun to ask what is it that we actually need?
When I (Willow) was first ordained into ministry I sold everything that I owned and left Virginia for Florida only with what I could carry on my back. I lived that way for 10 years! It was such a life of simplicity and believe it or not abundance. Now at 42 I have so many things that I personally am going to attempt to get back to living out of a bag even though I have a home. I believe that for me that would be far less stressful and who knows maybe even healing.
My personal inspiration for living in such a way comes from the teachings of Jesus and the example of Saint Francis of Assisi.
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