Minimalism is trending. Big time. It is everywhere you look. People are downsizing their closets, their kitchens, their housing, their physical belongings – in my case, I have done a lot of that already so I have really been working on my social media. A lot of people ask me why I have been getting rid of things, downsizing, decluttering; a lot of people are curious – a lot of people just don’t understand.
The thing you need to know: Happiness isn’t found in things.
On my journey to enlightenment or to being a happier, more sound human. I too find a happiness within and not from material things. I consciously choose to work at not cluttering my space. I don’t live in a white apartment, with white sheets and one plant. I have far to many collectables from far too many times in my life. But I do actively try to take options out of my life. Simplify.
We are simply cluttered with options and choices and I don’t want to live like that anymore.
Listen, I know it is not for everybody – it is a popular phrase these days but “you do you”. So really – do you! I have no problem with the way other people chose to live. I am just on a journey in my life right now to do things differently. Actually it has been happening for the last 5 years – each year with more intensity. I am on a journey to let go. I want to relinquish the past to make way for the future. It isn’t a hard concept, really. While we all have had different paths – different sets of challenges – a lot of our end goals are the same – companionship, relationships, abundance, love.
The more I travel, the more I learn, the more I see – the better it is for me, better to understand life. One day, if I keep looking, keep manifesting, I will receive exactly what I intended. It is easier to be direct with intentions without the energy of unwanted things occupying space. See for me – it’s all connected; minimalism, spirituality, veganism (vegetarianism). Learning the principles of dharma in our often chaotic, modern consumerism driven world.
Happiness is a state of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions.
“Everyone wants to be happy and no one wants to suffer, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. We tend to look for happiness outside ourself, thinking that if we had the right house, the right car, the right job, and the right friends we would be truly happy. We spend almost all our time adjusting the external world, trying to make it conform to our wishes. All our life we have tried to surround ourself with people and things that make us feel comfortable, secure, or stimulated, yet still we have not found pure and lasting happiness.
I had a bit of a rough ride, got a little lost on the way and that is exactly why you all love and appreciate me today. My journey is ongoing. I just hadn’t quite figured out how to let it all go. I missed all these people and all these place and all these things and it was, and still is, making is hard to just be present. The material memory wasn’t making it better. It was weighing me down. I need to be here; be in Edmonton. Living my life without constantly wanting, wish and hoping to be buying more plane tickets and to escape the harsh realities of the decisions I have made. Because no one else made those decisions, I did. I am not sinking in some misery hole of bad decisions. Nor am I always a pensive mess; large amounts of depression have not permeated my life. I am just working on getting rid of shitty people, shitty things and finding all that abundance and happiness within.
It is in there, in its simplest form, begging to be unleashed.
So while minimalism is a current trend. Ancient religions like Hinduism, Buddhism etc have been practicing none suffering and dharma for centuries.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
With that friends – I urge you to use your phone like the powerful tool that it is … read more interesting things, feed your brain and feed your soul. In the end – the only one that can do that for you is you. It is all found within.
With Love & Light,