Simplicity and Humility

Day 3 of my 2013 Live Below the Line experience… 🙂

Happy Simply – a sustainable lifestyle model & education project

One of the amazing things about Live Below the Line is the incredible sense of humility I get from it each and every time…

I would have thought by now having done an accumulative period of around 12 weeks of Live Below the Line over the years I would be expecting it or used to it but this time, just like the rest, has me full of mercy, resolve and lover of life and humanity.

Again for me it is the incredibly awe and appreciation of simplicity I get from Living Below the Line. It is a week where I eat better, walk more and have a greater appreciation of the simple and available things in like (obviously not being things!).

The other wonderful side-effect of LBL is the resolve of being a more active and effective global citizen. While I get the appreciation of simplicity for the week…

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Simplicity and Live Below the Line

My 2013 LBL living has kicked off and this year with new and invigorated perspectives into simplicity and self-sufficiency!

Happy Simply – a sustainable lifestyle model & education project

 

Live Below the Line is a campaign started by a couple of good friends of mine a few years ago to give people perspectives into the lives of people who live on less than what you can buy in the US for $1.25 or less / day (the World Bank definition for extreme poverty).

In the past couple of years I have done it for a few weeks or longer than the official 5 days. For example this time last year I did it for 5 weeks while cycling 1000 miles from Portland, Oregon to Whistler, Canada – http://lunnyLBTL.wordpress.com LBL 2012

This year I am only doing it for the official 5 days as I am back in my birth place of South Australia and staying with my mum who gets concerned (and read here annoying) if she can’t over feed me! Plus I just found out from July to December this year I…

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Got semi-regular blogs firing up on my other blog site around all things development, simplistic and strange… this one a transit day spent in Doha!

Normal Life in the Life of Lunny

Some days you just never know what is going to happen…

Arriving at Doha, Qatar this morning at 6am I thought I would head out of the airport, go for a nice long walk and taste a bit of this Middle Eastern country and head back by night and on my way to Pakistan.

Then about 30 minutes upon arrival I was told I couldn’t leave the airport (yuck – 17 hours in an airport!) or have to pay a huge amount to get a visa for the day and limited time to spend on the outside.

That was until I spoke to someone who said – ‘oh you have a delay of more than 16 hours – they will put you up in a hotel, pay for visa and all meals’. Game on.

And that is what happened with a long (very hot and burnt) walk.

There are a…

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Summer of Polio Eradication Across North America…?

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In this one a 6 month update (sorry) and stay tuned to my personal blog which will follow closely my time, learning and work in Pakistan and India for the next 8 weeks – http://lunny06.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/ending_polio_from_canada/  and follow along on further posts here: http://lunny06.wordpress.com

The big one personally for me is the continued love and hope I have for humanity and how we can see an end to polio and then extreme poverty – I don’t say this blindly or without absolute conviction.

What a great summer of people, places, polio pro-action to see a polio-free world for everyone, everywhere, forever! And somehow I get to call this work…?

P.E.A.C.E. d’Arcy.

PS. With the biggest amount of humility and humbleness thank you to everyone who played their part (and beyond)!

For those interested I keep up a ‘normal’ non Live Below the Line blog which is pretty much the same propaganda as my Live Below the Line blog. Follow along or if not keep in touch and I will be blogging again on this site when I do the Aotearoa New Zealand Live Below the Line in September, probably from Tajikistan! Thanks, d’Arcy.

Normal Life in the Life of Lunny

Wow this was quite the process and I am glad I did when 34 and not 64. Such a beautiful time thinking back on the memories and people over the years – really amazing and I encourage anyone to do the same…

A little look back as I always like to do on this day but this time back as far as I can remember.

0. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide – being born

Don’t remember that one so much but from all accounts it was pretty traumatic for both myself and mum, almost killing us both at different stages. I have been told I was without oxygen for a long period of time (which probably explains a lot!)

1. Minlaton, South Australia – crawling about

Again no too many memories of this one… Fairly sure I was just being one and hanging out in Minlaton having just moved there from…

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