Minimalism May Not Be What You Think
I talk about minimalism from time to time here. Recently some questions I saw on Quora caused me to see I need to define what I mean by minimalism.
“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.” ~ Joshua Becker*
That quote rather perfectly sums up how I see minimalism. We have only so much time, money, and energy. If we squander those limited resources on things that don’t mean much to us, we won’t have what we need for the things that really matter.
Of course, I think marriage should be one of the things that really matters. I think a great marriage, a rocking sex life, and a wife who feels loved and blessed are all in the upper part of the top ten most important things in life list. Those priorities colour my life and what I write here. It means I will cut back and pretty much anything else to benefit those things.
More tomorrow – I didn’t want to do a long post on minimalism!
* Joshua Becker is the author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own, the ultimate book on minimalism.