|There is beauty in simplicity|
I know I have spoken about a minimalist life before on this blog.
Recent events in the past four years have really altered my perspective of what I need to be happy. I have lost some family members and friends, and it struck me how all their possessions, and things that they adored sometimes to the point of covetousness; really was useless.
I think of the effort put into tending for possessions- the large home, the items in it, the maintenance fees and time and energy put into cleaning and caring for them. I think of the regrets that some people have about not doing more, experiencing more and seeing more, being more than their life allows them to.
I think too, of the short term high that I got after buying the new book, the new clothes, the new whatever......and realizing eventually that the happiness I am seeking cannot be filled by any of those things.
|Such a view is peaceful to the eyes and mind.|
There are Minimalist blogs, Frugal living blogs, sustainable living blogs- all focused on wanting, and having only what is necessary for you to keep doing what truly makes you feel connected to yourself.
|Ain't it pretty.......|
Is it worth it? The high mortgage? The expensive clothes, restaurants, social life? Is it? Really?
Not to me.
I feel most connected to a higher power with reading, writing, painting, and the little herbal garden that I am creating in my space.
I have actually began looking at EVERYTHING I own and assessing whether I need it or not.
Recently, the closet got a serious trim down, and I was SHOCKED that at the end of it, two closets and accessories got trimmed down to half a cupboard, and thats with keeping ONLY the things that I love and use.
The entire house is being assessed this way.
I have already scheduled a garage sale by a family member.
Living simply just feels like.....well.....going home.