Slam on the brakes and tell me what your next thought is. You’ll have to wait a bit. Ego doesn’t like to be surprised. It hides under the bed until awareness weakens.
It is not necessary to renounce anything. All that does is inflate a saggy sense of self. Just stop acquiring things.
The statement “We’ve always done it this way” is all by itself the best reason to stop doing it.
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Rootedness cannot be called an achievement. It happens when our minds are hushed and we’re completely stopped.
When we’re moving, time exists. When stopped and still, there is no time.