The spring season is afoot which means we are considering what spring cleaning can look like for our lives and households. As we navigate how to declutter our spaces, both physically and mentally, our guest writer, A. Kurian, continues her dialogue on choosing simplicity and shares her favorite resources on the approach of minimalism.
Minimalism is a trend, but simplicity is a lifestyle. In the Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, “We are made to feel ashamed to wear clothes or drive cars until they are worn out. The mass media have convinced us that to be out of step with fashion is to be out of step with reality…Simplicity sets possessions in proper perspective…Simplicity is the only thing that sufficiently reorients our lives so that possessions can be genuinely enjoyed without destroying us.” We can learn how to live simply by reading and learning from those who have chosen a minimalist approach. Below are a few resources:
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates