Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life
by Light Watkins
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Pub Date 18 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 21 Jul 2023
Sounds True Publishing, Sounds True
Discover Spiritual Minimalism: the “inside-out” path to getting rid of inner clutter and living a more fulfilled life.
Everywhere you look, people in all walks of life are “going minimalist” and getting rid of their possessions. Yet as exciting as it can be to throw out half of your belongings, does it really bring happiness? As Light Watkins says: “If you’re unhappy now, becoming a minimalist isn’t likely to change that… unless you do the inner work to cultivate happiness on the inside.”
Light is famous for taking minimalism to the extreme—and now lives his whole life out of a single backpack. In Travel Light, he shares his surprising revelation that being a “spiritual minimalist” means you don’t focus on material objects. What matters more than clearing out your closets is how much trust you have in your inner guidance. “Spiritual Minimalism is not about how much physical stuff you have,” he says. “It’s about how you communicate, incorporate service into your life, exercise, cook, clean, and express your love.”
Light shares his unique inside-out approach to minimalism using stories, anecdotes, and vignettes, along with real-world experiments and exercises that you can adapt to your own life.
Here you’ll learn how to:
• Prioritize and cultivate inner happiness
• Make the most important decisions from your heart
• Get comfortable in the discomfort
• Live as though there are no throwaway moments
• Tap in to your curiosity as a gateway to your true path
• The “freedom of choicelessness”—decluttering your life decisions
You’ll be invited to discover the joy of giving what you want to receive; following your curiosity; and living with a “clutter-free” approach to your choices, values, and life purpose. Implementing the principles of Spiritual Minimalism will get you aligned with your values and lead you to a life-changing adventure!
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Minimalism is limiting your possession to what you absolutely need. In the process of adopting a minimalist lic lifestyle, this itinerant mediation and spiritual teacher developed the philosophy of spiritual minimalism. The seven principles of spiritual minimalism are as follows:
1. Prioritize and cultivate inner happiness.
2. Make your most important decisions from your heart, not your head.
3. Live as though there were throwaway moments.
4. Give what you want to receive.
5. Your curiosity is the gateway to your path.
6. Get comfortable with discomfort.
7. Enhance the freedom of choicelessness.
I find that the philosophy of spiritual minimalism has some nice features to it but I think that it has a major flaw. It makes an artificial distinction between the heart and the head and makes one superior to the other. I personally think that they work in unison with each other and you need both for spiritual insights.