Minimalism, to me, is about simplicity in many aspects of life. But today, I want to focus on the most basic and most important aspect – Mindset.
Before I go there, I have my favourite Minimalism Practitioners :
I have toyed with the idea of Minimalism for several years but never once faced it. Why?
I couldn’t. I had too many thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, past hurts…but I need to face it at some point in my life right? Why not now?
That was when I took a solo trip to Taiwan.
“Face it. It’s now or never. Really. Because you’d never know if the next second is going to be your last breath.”
That was also when I took Minimalism by the hand and welcomed it into my cosy little core.
Because, once the mind is set to think simply – to me, which means being aware of the first thought that comes to the mind. I would let it speak. I won’t get the heart to be involved just as yet (that’s a topic for another day!). I would just let the mind have his time to make his speech.
When I allow that to happen – my mind becomes lighter, freer and calmer.
With mindful awareness and consistent practice, this becomes a natural reaction.
Now, that‘s the start of Minimalism.