MINIMALISM IS OWNING FEWER POSSESSIONS.
Like I mentioned previously, minimalism is intentionally living with only the things I really want –those items that support my objective. I’m removing the joys of unneeded possessions so I will focus more on those things that matter most.
IT IS INTENTIONALITY.
It is marked with clarity, purpose, and intentionality. At its core, being a minimalist means intentionally promoting the things we most
value and eliminating everything that distracts us from it.
It’s a life that compels intentionality upon us. As a result, it forces improvements in just about all facets of your life.
IT IS LIBERTY FROM THE PASSION TO HAVE.
Modern civilization has bought into the lie which the good life is located in amassing things–in owning as much as possible. They believe that more is better and have inadvertently subscribed to the notion that happiness can be purchased at a department store.
But they are wrong. Embracing minimalism brings freedom from the all-consuming passion to own. It values experiences, relationships, and soul-care. It enables us to see all that we have and reminds us to be more thankful.
In doing this, we find more abundant life.
IT IS FREEDOM FROM MODERN MANIA.
Our world operates at a hectic pace. We’re too hurried, too hurried, and overly stressed. We work, passionate hours to cover the bills, but fall deeper into debt every day. We rush from 1 activity to another–even multitasking along the way–but do not appear to get anything done. We remain in constant relationships with other people through our cell phones, but accurate life-changing relationships continue to punish us.
Becoming a minimalist slows down life and frees us from the modern hysteria to live quicker. It provides liberty to disengage. It attempts to keep only the essentials. It intends to remove the frivolous and keep important. It values the deliberate endeavors which add value.
IT IS FREEDOM FROM DUPLICITY.
Although nobody intentionally chooses it, most men and women reside in duplicity. They live one life around their family, 1 life around their co-workers, and another life around their neighbors. The lifestyle they’ve chosen needs them to portray a specific external picture dependent upon their situation. They are tossed and turned from the most recent advertising campaign or the requirements of their company.
On the other hand, a very simple life is combined and consistent. It’s learned a lifestyle that’s totally transferable regardless of the circumstance. It’s the same life on Friday evening since it is on Sunday morning… since it is on Monday morning. It is reliable, reliable, and unfluctuating. It works in all circumstances. It’s fair and transparent.
We live in a world that idolizes celebrities. They’re photographed for publications, interviewed on the radio, and recorded for television. Their lives are held up as the gold standard and are envied by many. People that live simple lives are not championed by the media in precisely the same way. However, they still live a life that is inviting and attractive.
While the majority of people are chasing after success, glamour, and fame, minimalism happens to us with a smaller, smoother, calmer voice. It invites us to slow down, eat less, but enjoy more. And once we meet someone residing in a simplified life, we often recognize that we’ve been following the wrong things all along.
IT IS COMPLETELY ACHIEVABLE.
Getting a minimalist is totally achievable. My family stands as living proof. We were just your typical family of four residing in the suburbs amassing as many things as our earnings and credit cards would allow. Then, we discovered minimalism. We’ve embraced minimalist living and will never return to how life was before. We stand as living proof that simple living is totally achievable (and unique) to anybody who attempts it.
Ordinarily, I find that people who are generally interested in knowing more and take the time to ask follow-up queries are attracted to the fundamentals of a minimalist lifestyle. After all, it provides nearly everything our heart was asking for all along.