I have to confess that I’ve never thought about my quest for serenity in terms of living more simply. The impetus for my journey was wanting to feel more relaxed, being able to look around my home and see beauty and order, and feeling a lot more productive and a lot less busy.
I posted recently about noticing that the clutter in my house didn’t need to be purged so much as put away.
Does having less stuff automatically mean you’re living more simply? I think it has at least as much to do with what we choose to take on in terms of work, family, and community. In my view, emotional clutter can be as much or more paralyzing than physical stuff.
What do you think? How do you relate to the “simplicity movement”? Are you actively seeking simplicity? Is having fewer possessions a requirement of simplifying? It’s a hot topic right now, online and off, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!