I saw a funeral procession pass by not long ago, and an interesting thought occurred to me: The hearse was not towing a U-Haul. Just like every one who had died before them, this person had passed away and left behind all of the things that they had accumulated throughout a lifetime. As I travel this new path of peace and love, one thing becomes increasingly apparent to me: Stuff will never make me happy. Relationships and health, experiences and presence…these are the things that I believe make a life worth living. And upon examination of my life and possessions, I realize how much I have been effected by the consumer culture that I was raised in. I believe that the practice of minimalism will supplement my spiritual journey beautifully, and I am excited to begin.
Have any of you begun to live a minimalist lifestyle? How has it effected you?
May you find peace in the bloom of each new moment.