Spiritual Freedom – Less is More
We know the old saying, the outer world is a representation of our inner one. Any scatterbrained person like me would dream of de-cluttering the home and showing the signs of inner peace that demonstrate truth to this non-contextual nugget. It's just that I have so much stuff, so many things. My artistic lifestyle means that I am constantly dropping everything to follow an idea that has sparked into being and so it means that over time things just get left.
It occurred to me that if I could just be a bit more conscious in my daily activities and take a few moments to truly think about what it is I must do, once my initial flurries of creativity are over I can begin on making the place resemble my tranquil inner world. Perhaps because I spend so much time tidying up on the inside, I leave little effort left for the outside of me.
Emotional attachment to stuff is one of the problems in our society, we lose things and replace them, we shop for things and then we lose interest, we buy more than we need and we allow our homes to become storage places for all sorts of life's collectables. I am not suggesting we chuck it all out, not in the slightest, but I do feel that if we can consciously re-arrange our outer world to be more like the tranquil and mindful realm of sanctuary we wish it could be, then things for us would be simply more comfortable.
Elegant Simplicity at Home by Tricia Foley is an inspiring hardback book destined for the coffee table. It serves to continually remind us that behind the piles of papers and stacks of DVDs are beautiful spaces which when used to a minimal yet thought out and interesting way, can create and inspiring and truly spiritually satisfying place to be in. Even if one room, or one side of one room can be set aside for a haven in the home, this is where to start.
Of course with all that stuff, you can always find some neat storage solutions that can cosy away any necessity or keep-safe that you may have. It's all about communication and compromise. Your home can be and deserves to be a temple. Elegant Simplicity at Home is there for the taking.
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