Less laundry, less time spent cleaning, less standing in front of the closet trying to figure out what to wear, less rushing…
Somewhere along the line we bought into society’s way of thinking that excess = success. (inspired by Dave Bruno)
Someday when this and that line up. Someday when I have this or that. THEN.
If I don’t get this now, when will I get another chance?
If I give this up, if I get rid of that…
What if I need it someday?
What if having less means that I’m less?
If what you drive defines you – you are your car.
If what you wear defines you – you are your clothes.
If where you live defines you – you are your house.
But you aren’t any of those things. So who are you, really? Who are you with nothing?
We strive and toil because we’re trying to be somebody, and we’re trying to be happy.
Even though everyone “knows” that stuff doesn’t make us happy, our human nature keeps us pursuing it. We can’t just know. We have to believe.
If you have trouble with your actions, get really honest with yourself about what you believe. But more often than not, knowing has to be put into action to affect a heart change
When we take steps to actually get rid of the excess in our lives, we begin to see that it really does make a difference. A weight we’d been carrying so long we didn’t even realize was there starts to lift, and a knowledge slowly becomes a belief.
We become more comfortable in our own skin.
Want to explore more of what it means to be minimalist and the resulting space and freedom it creates in your life? Let’s take simple living from something you wish for to something you actually do!
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