It all began after a quiet lunch and cleaning the dining table. My peripheral vision caught the dirt on the floor crying to be vacuumed. As I was doing the floor I could not ignore the bathroom. While scrubbing the toilet floor I remembered that I had to do the laundry and pretty much once I open the wardrobe I realized that I have not worn some of them in the past 5 years — a couple since medical school which I kept for sentimental value. But since I am no longer a sentimental guy, I put them in a big plastic bag. There is a donation bin at the hospital.
I then proceeded to wipe the shelve and found this book I bought many years ago. The title is “Goodbye, things” written by a Japanese man named Fumio Sasaki. It’s about the beauty of being a minimalist in which we live more by owning less.
By the end of the week, I had five trash bags containing things which I can’t recall by now. And that is just the beginning. Decluttering is not a destination but a journey — so if I were to remove one item each day I bet I will have a lot of empty space by year end.
So, what do you think of minimalism? Would you be interested in taking that step and reclaim your life from the world of consumerism, owning unnecessary item in life and having that peace of mind instead of a piece of furniture.