Minimalism is a funny thing. On the surface it seems like it’s about possessions, about the excess stuff. But anyone who’s started down the road to a more minimalist outlook soon realizes that it’s about so much more than material things.
// It teaches you a new way to define yourself that’s separate from what society tells us is important.
// It forces you to examine your life and your priorities in a new way.
// It teaches us to let go of the artificial / superficial definitions of personal value and success.
Most profoundly for me, minimalism has helped me get more comfortable in my own skin. I’m learning to stop defining myself by what I have, what I wear or what I earn. I’m learning to focus on deriving my value from within.
This change of perspective has made my life better, fuller and richer in so many ways.