"The more we can recognize and acknowledge the beauty in our lives, the more fulfilled we become."
I'm slowly working toward minimalism, and as I get rid of the excess stuff I'm rapidly becoming more aware of the beauty in my life. And, I'm frustrated, because I don't know how to adequately describe what it feels like.
As I look around my office, I know I'm making progress but I'm not there yet. I should have taken a picture of the progress as it has happened. I've gone through a lot of stuff and taken it to work for others who can put it to better use.
And even though it looks more stripped down, I'm not even close to being where I want to be. As I've been going through items I know I don't need, I wonder why I thought I needed them in the first place. They seemed significant at the time, and yet, I know that they aren't when I look at the big picture. It's just all too much and kind of overwhelming.
I guess the best way I can describe the feeling is going from the hustle and bustle of a big city where there's so much going on that it's like sensory overload to the country where the silence is deafening and you notice every detail. I'm looking at the world in a completely different way, and it's beautiful, gratifying, and fulfilling.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.