Today at work I started learning about the practice of minimalism as applied to technical writing (my present full-time career). We first addressed what it looks like in our personal lives, in our possessions.
With that in mind, minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. Many of us know what a messy house looks like. And, I know that when my physical space is messy and cluttered, it permeates my mind, and from there, my soul. I feel distracted and out of sync, disorganized, and just not right.
But it’s not just physical things that are clutter for me. Relationships (toxic), finances (debt), health (illness), etc. are gluggy to my being and distract me from focusing on Spirit. These distractions make it more challenging to ascertain God’s guidance, hence impacting my entire well-being and life.
I place great value on being a healthy individual in all areas and living from Spirit. I regularly reflect upon who and what in my life nourishes my soul. When I come across things that are a distraction, that don’t nourish me, then they must be subtracted from my life. Things and people who enrich my life are what need to be added in.
Who would have ‘thunk’ that all this time I was practicing minimalism for my soul?