I recently read a book "Where ever you go, There you are". I love this title, it is a very simple and obvious statement, but at the same time it wraps up so much complexity. Ultimately it means that there is only the present moment, we are where we are, and that we need to deal with the choices and events that we have now, not those in the future or those that happened in the past. It is a book about mindfulness and a guide on getting there.
Over the Xmas holidays, I watched a movie on Minimalism. The timing was impeccable. I've recently been exposed to mindful thinking (hence some focus on self-sufficiency) and this was the perfect next step in the thought process for me.
Ever since I watched "The Good Life" in my teens, I've had an interest in self-sufficiency. The show is about Tom Good and his wife Barbara who live in 70's suburban England. Tom is unsatisfied with his career working as a draftsman creating plastic trinkets and on his 40th birthday he decides to quit his job and go back to a life doing things for himself.