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Life at 35

May 26, 2016

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It has been several years since I posted anything on this blog. Perhaps I went a little overboard with detachment. Perhaps I got lazy. Either way, I am back. I still struggle with attachment and I still have a long way to go until I can really feel like I am living a minimalist lifestyle. […]

The Little Victories

March 4, 2012

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Goodness, has it really been three months since my last blog? Seems that I’ve been busier than I thought. Truth is, these last few months have been very eventful. I’ve taken big steps to streamline my life and rid myself of many obstacles that materialized in the last few years. I took a good look […]

Blackout Cookout 2011

September 9, 2011

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As many of you already know, San Diego experience a massive black-out yesterday (September 8, 2011). I was at work when the power went out around 3:40 in the afternoon and went home soon after we discovered that the outage was county-wide.  It took me two hours to get home because traffic was out of […]

Sneaky September

September 2, 2011

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September sneaked up in me this year.  I have realized that I have not been very productive with my blogging in the past few months.  I feel a bit guilty about it, but at the same time I feel that my detachment from this blog is a result of my continued practice of, well, detachment.  […]

Sacrilege

May 17, 2011

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Surfing Madonna of Encinitas sac·ri·lege (noun) 1: a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God. 2: gross irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing  A few weeks ago, a 10 by 10 foot mosaic of La Virgen de Guadalupe riding a surfboard […]

Life at 30

March 1, 2011

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When I was a kid, I thought that I’d be married by 27 and have a kid by 30.  I thought my thirties would look like the picture above.  Apparently, I didn’t know much about life.  And, of course, why would I?  My world was built by my parents’ ideas, expectations, and fears.  My job […]

The Dream

February 17, 2011

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I have been involved in many adventures that have brought on great changes in my life in the last two years.  Pursuing a minimalist lifestyle has made me more aware of my surroundings and more importantly, myself.  As I simplified my life, I discovered that I could carry on with less material possessions and that […]

New Year, New Goals

January 6, 2011

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2010 has come to an end.  It was a very important year in my life because it was the year that I chose to detach myself from many distractions surrounding me.  It saw the beginning of this very blog and brought many positive changes in my life.  I have accomplished a lot in the last […]

Detachment vs. Loyalty

December 22, 2010

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de·tach·ment the action or process of detaching:  separation indifference to worldly concerns:  aloofness freedom from bias or prejudice a state in which a person overcomes his or her attachment to desire for things, people or concepts of the world and thus attains a heightened perspective. loy·al·ty the quality of being loyal feelings of allegiance faithfulness […]

The Final Countdown

December 17, 2010

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Well, I finally committed and as of December 24th I will no longer have cable television.  It’s something I have wanted to do for several months now, but have just failed to go through with it.  I love watching sports and I thought it would be too difficult to give that up.  Baseball, Football, and […]