Minimalism – A Path to Freedom and Lasting Happiness

What is minimalism?

Minimalism is a lifestyle, and in my opinion, another form of meditation.  It is a Path to Freedom and Lasting Happiness.

Minimalism is a way of life where we rid ourselves of unnecessary excesses, turning our precious attention to what is most important to us so that we can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.

Minimalism is a tool that can assist in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from possessions, obsessions, habits, stuff, clutter, worry, overwhelm, the vicious cycles generated from consumer culture. Real freedom.

I have an addictive personality. Addicted to coffee, my phone, sometimes alchohol…. substances that all steal my time and attention because I allow them to.  I’ve missed out on yoga classes, meeting people, writing in my journal… all because I have given into habits of excess.

This year I had the greatest purge of my life.  I let go of all the clothes I hadn’t worn in 6 months or more (got rid of 4 giant trash bags!), an office job that had me miserable, the community house I was living in… all of which created space to let in a wonderful new job, more yoga time, and beautiful, amazing new friends.

In letting go of material possessions and habits and excesses that do not serve us, we are then able to deliberately and consciously make decisions about what we want in life, by having a clear filter on what is necessary or superfluous, what we should and should not let go of.  Eventually, everything about your life serves a purpose and bring you joy.

Having less material things clears space, mentally and physically, to connect with our TRUE desires and dreams that await to be manifested.

What is important to you in life?  Share your answers in the comments below ❤

 

Joshua Fields Millburn is one of my favorite practitioners of Minimalism.  Check him out: http://instagram.com/joshuafieldsmillburn

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