“I have a suspicion that this is actually the blueprint, and there is something, when people get to it, everybody would want to live this way, but it might be a really long journey for some folks to get to that knowing.” – Tom Nicholson
This is a tale of two people, Tom and Sarah. Tom is a medical practitioner and Sarah is a professional designer. This couple decided to share their journey with us all. The left behind a pretty normal life and a comfortable three bedroom house to go live with their newborn in a tiny little 20 square meter house.
They show us what can be done when people make choices that bring them closer to a more sustainable, holistic and natural way of living. They don’t pay rent, instead they work the farm on the land as payment.
We have become entrapped in today’s world full of consumption, excess and hedonism. Tom and Sarah give us the truth, that we don’t need a lot of things to live happy, peaceful lives filled with meaning. Useless accessories clutter our lives today, just making is more confused in the process.
These illusions just give us a fleeting sense of security and distract us from what’s right in front of our eyes. That is what makes us so sad today. We replaced nature with highways, concrete and noise, giving us no peace and solace.
They live on another person’s land. Many would say that is risky but they are completely at peace with the situation. This for them is an opportunity to start trusting and to let go of conventions. Where our daily lives are filled with confusion and distractions, they find that living in a relationship with the land is way more authentic and rewarding.
Instead of being preoccupying with the daily grind of modern life, the couple spend their days outside caring and working the land.
They have more free time now, more time to spend raising their daughter Neesa. This adventure has made them stronger emotionally and has given them a much bigger sense of wellbeing.
The ability to make this great step resides in all of us, we just have to imagine something different. Many of us have seen the signs of disconnect and imbalance yet we stay passive and would rather suffer than do anything.
Maybe it’s time we rethink about what we truly want out of life and what do we really care about. Tom and Sarah and the team at Happen Films are giving us a glimpse into a life that’s holistic, natural and meaningful ….