Thursday, September 17, 2009

Decluttering your life

I found this quote today over on Ali Edward's blog. It is from Leo Babauta's new ebook called The Simple Guide to Minimalist Life.

This is a misconception about minimalism — that it’s necessarily monk-like, empty, boring, sterile. Not at all. Well, it can be, if you go in that direction, but I don’t advocate that flavor of minimalism. Instead, we are clearing away all but the most essential things — to make room for that which gives us the most joy. Clear away the distractions so we can create something incredible. Clear away all the obligations so we can spend time with loved ones. Clear away the noise so we can concentrate on inner peace, on spirituality (if we wish), on our thinking. As a result, there is more happiness, peace, and joy, because we’ve made room for these things.

I love that concept of clearing out life's clutter. I enjoy getting rid of clutter, but I also often accumulate it more quickly than I can deal with it. This quote is a good reminder of why decluttering life is worth the effort.

1 comment:

Sheffers said...

amen!! I need to clutter out my house and my life.