People often ask me why I live the lifestyle I do, and my easy answers are:
However this blog challenge has shown me that they are just the results of the lifestyle I live, and International House & Pet Sitting is just one of the tools (all be it a big one) to facilitate the actual "Y" in why I live the way I do.
I am on the way to really understanding why I do what I do.
David Mead in the podcast above summed it up rather perfectly when he was talking about two different leadership styles and the types of environments they promote. Well I love being part of, and extending, a community of people who promote "Trust and Co-operation" rather than being part of an increasing worldly standard of "MisTrust and Self-Interest".
A community and lifestyle that takes responsibility rather than passing it on and blaming others, or inventing new rules to punish. Being part of a community, and then showing others through our attitude and actions, how the currency of "Trust and Appreciation" is a very tangible and valuable commodity and a worthy cause to pursue.
So for me to start articulating a why statement it would go something like this:
To inspire people to trust and appreciate others so that they may change their minds about the world.
Now of course this reflects our long held values of "Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world" ACIM, and "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi, as well the others stated on our website.
So the task of this blog and challenge was to write down the reason "Y" I live this freedom lifestyle and I feel the statement above makes a good start.
I would also suggest it is a great exercise for those who are thinking of starting the International House & Pet Sitting Lifestyle. Because there are many different types and ways of doing it, and in my opinion developing your "Y" will give you a great head start into the style you want to adopt.
Well I really enjoyed that exercise and I trust it is helpful to others who are persuing or living the freedom lifestyle.
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