I have an annual ritual.
It’s not like I mark it on the calendar or anything, but I just know when it’s been too long since the last time. It usually seems to happen when the clocks have gone back and I’m starting to feel a bit gloomy.
Sometimes, I’m reminded that it’s time because I can feel life slipping out of my control a little bit.
Roughly once every year, I curl up with a cup of tea and revisit the book which has been one of my biggest influences as I’ve worked towards building a life which suits me.
Although the author died in 2006 (way before I was anywhere near constructing my current philosophy), I consider him, through this book alone, to have been one of the greatest mentors I’ve ever had.
He certainly helped me to get out of the rat race! (more…)