Decluttering is the core of almost all simplicity content everywhere.
And every other day I receive an email from a reader expressing how much he/she is overwhelmed by decluttering.
This raises a warning flag that decluttering – as perceived today – is stealing the essence of simplicity and is making people’s lives more complicated.
My core simplicity philosophy is based on this quote …
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” Hans Hofmann
For so long, most of the simple living blogs were focusing on the first part of the formula which is “eliminating the unnecessary”. But, there is not enough focus on the second part about allowing “the necessary to speak”.
If you don’t know WHY you are simplifying or what you’re going to do with your newly reclaimed time, space, energy and money, then all your decluttering efforts will be wasted and you’ll end up in a BIG overwhelm.
That’s why this year’s mantra on Midway Simplicity will be…
“Where Passion Meets Simplicity”
We will talk about how passionate living makes simple living meaningful and how simple living makes passionate living possible.
- Passion is the motivation – the fire – that ignites your life and fills it with aliveness.
- Simplicity is the enabler – the sweeper – that clears the way for doing what matters most to you.
Both must exist in order to live your life to the fullest. If one exists without the other, both will suffer … and YOU will suffer too.
On the Midway Simplicity Show 2014, I will invite top simplicity experts to talk about how to live simply with intense passion. We will take it far beyond decluttering, and share everything you need to know about what makes life meaningful, simple and fulfilling.
Today’s episode is with my friend Joel Zaslofsky from Value of Simple. Joel shares great insights on how to live with passion and how the art of simplicity can facilitate passionate living.
And for the first time, he reveals the secret project (revolution) he is working on that will take the simple living world to a whole new level.
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