What is simplicity?
I receive regular emails from my readers who are struggling to pursue simplicity. They feel obligated to declutter stuff that they don’t want to get rid of. They feel forced to do certain things that they are not comfortable doing in order to live simpler.
So instead of pursuing simplicity to make life easier and more meaningful, the act of simplicity turned into a burden in itself.
I believe the main reason for this complicated, painful approach to simplicity is that most people don’t understand the right simplicity definition.
Here’s how I define simplicity
- Simplicity is about getting rid of everything that doesn’t allow you to live in the moment and embrace life where you are.
- Simplicity is about making everyday choices that keep your life simple.
- Simplicity is about searching for happiness right in front of you, not elsewhere.
- Simplicity is about slowing down the pace of life and experiencing the simple pleasures that you’ve taken for granted.
In a nutshell, simplicity is all about shutting off the voice of the clutter, so that the voice of the heart can speak.
The voice of the heart represents the things that matter most to you. It represents the vital few that makes all the difference in terms of your happiness and fulfillment. It represents that things you can’t do without.
When you focus on the vital few that makes you happy and eliminate the rest, then you’ve understood the ultimate simplicity definition.
Please complete this sentence in the comments below:
“For me, simplicity is about … ”
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