If you’ve been following any number of minimalist blogs, you’ll start to notice a common theme among the authors of those blogs. They all came to the realization that more stuff isn’t bringing more happiness and that only when they release their attachment to things do they start to find what brings true happiness.
Although you can tell people that living with less is a better way of life, most of us have to figure it out for ourselves. That realization most often only happens after we’ve stuffed our homes and squandered our money on the latest gadgets and gizmos.
Lindsay Miles shares her story of enlightenment on her blog, Treading My Own Path. She brings us along as she tells us how she learned to Stop Chasing and Start Living.
She tells us how she started out believing the more is better mindset. At some point she began to question what she had been led to believe. She asked herself, “Is more really better?” She followed up that question with, “What if, rather than working towards having more and then being happy, I learned to be happy with what I already had?”
Lindsay’s essay is a great primer for starting a path to minimalism, and a great reminder for those already on that path.