Its been a long time now, as a matter of fact it’s been 16 months since I decided on an experiment, just for one week.
Back in a previous post I mentioned that I wanted to try something, to see how it might go, just for the hell of it. To just opt out somewhat from the expectations of society. I called it a society fast, to not buy into the things that society says that you have to do.
Well that week back in March of last year went okay and my world didn’t end. I still did what needed to be done when things needed to be done and I was able to do whatever I wanted to do as I felt inspired. So I kept doing it, the society fast. Doing what I wanted to do as I wanted to do it.
And guess what? I haven’t stopped. I haven’t found the need or desire to buy back into what society says that I’m supposed to do. What am I talking about I hear you say?
I’m taking about how our Western Society says that we have to do certain things, like relationships, work, income, career, worry and stress about tomorrow and how it’s going to be when I’m old and I don’t have enough money in my retirement fund, how at my time of life I should be in this certain type of lifestyle, all of that sort of thing.
That’s why I started the society fast to have a break for just one week away from that and see what would happen and I haven’t stopped. That was 16 months ago and it has been some of the best times of my life because I’m living in the moment and just doing what is right for now and it keeps working.
Now before you think I have it easy, that’s not my point. In the last 16 months I have worked for income in an employed situation for only 6 weeks and earned $12,000. I’ve additionally done a little audio and video recording and editing work and earned another couple of thousand dollars but that is all. I have been leaning on my credit card and I’m slowly going backwards at about $1000/mth but I’m fine with that. I live a very lean life and I have everything I need and desire little more.
For a long time I was looking for something to put my attention to, some strong focus and direction that society says that you have to have to be a member of this society. That was causing me grief and one of the reason for starting this society fast, to have some chill time away from that stress. Continue reading