Discovering The Right Direction For Me

What gives you direction in life?

My path to minimalism has become an integral part of my life, providing a sense of direction and purpose. Although I’m not exactly where I want to be yet, I can already see how minimalism is allowing me to simplify my life, both physically and mentally. By reducing the number of material possessions I own, I’m beginning to be able to focus my energy on more meaningful pursuits, such as personal growth and relationships. Reducing my mental & physical clutter has not only provided me with a clear direction for my life, but also a sense of liberation from the burden of excess possessions and obligations.

While I definitely do not believe that all Christians should be minimalists, Christianity and minimalism do share a common ground. Both have an emphasis on simplicity and detachment from material possessions. Minimalism encourages individuals to live with less by decluttering their homes and simplifying their lives, while Christianity promotes the practice of detachment from worldly possessions, as seen in the teachings of Jesus Christ. In fact, Christianity teaches that one’s true worth is not determined by the amount of wealth or material possessions they possess, but by their relationship with God. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, Christians can focus on their spiritual growth and connection with God, rather than becoming consumed by the materialistic values of society.

Whether you are a minimalist, a maximalist, or somewhere in between, I sincerely hope that you cultivate a life that brings you joy. What constitutes a happy, satisfied life varies from person to person. For me, I have learned that less is definitely more!

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  1. We discovered how little we really needed when we moved to Ecuador for two years. Unfortunately, back in the states, it didn’t take too long to slide. Now, 8 years later, we are decluttering, downsizing, and working on having less and enjoying it more.

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