Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power, vividness, joy as they are also the marks of great art.
— Mark Lowe (@MarkKLowe) December 26, 2016
Q : “So what is minimalism anyway?”
A: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” and “Removing all the stuff that isn’t important to make room for more of what is.”
Modern culture has bought into the lie that the good life is found in accumulating things—in possessing as much as possible. They believe that more is better and have inadvertently subscribed to the idea that happiness can be purchased at a department store.
I do not believe this to be true.
Here are some words and phrases that I feel describe what living a minimalist lifestyle embody.
- more time
- no excuses
Minimalist living is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.
It is okay to own material possessions. I certainly do. But be sure to ask yourself what value you place in these things.
Okay. I know I have probably missed a lot of words that describe minimalist living. So now it is your turn.
What minimalist lifestyle words or phrases can you think of?
Please share in the comments. And please share this post on social media. Thanks.
“Change The Code. Change Your Life.”