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Robert Daeley: Do Zen Monk Robes Have Pockets?

Celsius1414: Zen Pockets

Robert considers the vast amount of stuff most of us carry around every day—where can we lighten our loads and empty our pockets?

For an era when millions of urban folks have supposedly left behind the burdens of a rural existence, we sure are burdening ourselves like pack mules. Take a look around at the next business gathering, especially if there are a lot of geeks in the room — check out the bulging cargo pants and Bat-Belts of devices, the modern geek’s pocket protectors. Wonder at the laptop bags and suitcases with hidden crannies stuffed full of all manner of supplies.

TOPICS: Life Hacks, Lofi, Tips
Kolya's picture

Reading this site made me...

Reading this site made me realise that my life was too complicated for me to follow - so I simpified. I have a peice of paper and a pen, my blackberry, wallet and occaisionally my keys (most of the time when I return home my wife is there to answer the door!). I've even taken to not carrying my briefcase, which seemed to be a portable trash can which I never removed items from (although put plenty into!).

Just recently, someone asked me to take something away from a meeting and I realised I didn't have my bag - so I said "Mail it to me..." and they said okay! My belief system has been re-inforced, and now I loathe to carry anything extra than my list above!

Go Light! Kolya




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