Craving Essence & Freedom

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My husband and I packed 3 years of life in Berkeley (CA) to travel the world for six months. We left everything we own in the house of my in-laws. I lived in three different countries to date, but this was the first time I had to pack more than two suitcases. We didn't sell anything as we are planning to come back to the US after the trip and move our furniture into a new apartment, the place is yet to be decided.In few days our little lovely nest became a cardboard mess. That's when I started to realize that we, as humans, live with way too much stuff. Primitives lived with the essential: a place to sleep, food and few other tools. How did we become so materialistic? Society evolved to the point that we started to surround ourselves with useless stuff that we probably use or touch once a year. But somehow we are not ready to throw it away: too many plates, too many clothes, too many ornaments and the list could go on forever. The other thing to consider is that you have to clean the apartment In few days our little lovely nest became a cardboard mess. That's when I started to realize that we, as humans, live with way too much stuff. Primitives lived with the essential: a place to sleep, food and few other tools. How did we become so materialistic? Society evolved to the point that we started to surround ourselves with useless stuff that we probably use or touch once a year. But somehow we are not ready to throw it away: too many plates, too many clothes, too many ornaments and the list could go on forever.The other thing to consider is that you have to clean the apartment. The other thing to consider is that you have to clean the apartment thoroughly because your landlord comes to inspect it and if he finds something wrong with it, he might decide to keep a part of your deposit. The result is stress on top of stress on top of boxes. But with a good teamwork, everything is possible.

Once the back of the truck was full I couldn't believe my eyes. In that moment my husband and I looked at each other and we were thinking the same thing. We were craving an essential life and the freedom to move anytime anywhere with no stress and no truck. Those are serendipitous moments when you have a vision of a different life for the first time and for the first time you think that it's possible if you really want it. We were ready to hit the road with our life of three years behind our shoulders, literally.

Every time we stopped for lunch and I looked at the truck I couldn't believe we were traveling with everything we owned. That feeling was great. It was pure freedom. We were happy homeless. When we come back hopefully we will live the life that we envisioned the day we looked at the truck and saw in each others eyes the reflection of the essential dream.