right now, the greatest key is in having regular habits of cleaning, organizing, decluttering. simply, one by one, baby steps.
if I make it a regular thing, not to always wonder what I should do and when (laundry, ironing, cleaning, library, answering letters and phone calls, keeping in touch with people while getting all other things DONE), it will simplify things A LOT.
one step at a time.
I’ve simplified quite a lot.. so this goal is not BOLDLY written in my head as it used to be.
I feel at peace with myself.. I don’t read almost anything but the Bible :)). And I don’t read it but contemplate it. Integrate it into my life. I’ve turned off the TV, I don’t watch movies because I can feel that they steal my peace, every ‘extra’ information’ steals my peace. I feel much better with my head clear and I don’t even have need to consume all that information that surround me.
I even like the silence better than music..
I love practicing music and searching for the perfect sound in my bow, but when MY music turns down, when I stop practicing, my batteries recharge in the silence.
I find complete joy in being present, washing the dishes and doing my laundry in peace and complete presence:)) – couldn’t make me happier..
And I’m 21:D
should I be concerned:D?
My life has changed a LOT in only a year..
And the greatest thing that helps me in this simplifying is Adoration in front of the Blessed sacrament. Half an hour of Adoration in the morning can put my thoughts and my whole day in order, He stays present throughout my day and simplifies everything…
A great Thanks to the Lord for His presence..
I’m trying to simplify my goals at the moment:).
I will simplify my thoughts by focusing them on the Lord and I will try to DO LESS, but to be present and enjoy each activity.
I’m challenging myself for 5 days..
I want to have less, I want to need less, I want to consume less.
The less I have, more grateful I am.
And I can receive more gratitude & peace.
I can receive Life.
... really helps me to keep things simple and mantain focus throughout the day. it stresses me out when I have too much information around while fasting, and I HAVE TO live simply and cut out all the unnecessary information and activities. and I feel much better, lighter, cleaner. spiritualy, phisicaly, in every single way.
I also started to wear the same clothes till it gets dirty, not changing all the time, few times a day.
and I use internet less, the goal is to make it about 3times a week. I used to surf a lot or spend time on facebook, doing nothing. I would visit useless sites and constantly search for something, drop of laughter, happiness or inspiration. but I would rarely find it (it took me a while to see that) . or sometimes I would overload my brain with all that thoughts, but I wouldn’t remember half of it..
anyway, now I use it in purely educational purpose. and if I find an inspirational site/thought, I take only one thought or quote and live it that day.. if I’ll be interested, I’ll come back later.
this hiperproduction and materialism is getting on my nerves..
I want to live on a mountain top and raise sheeps :D
i’ve started eating less – just as much as i need, not as much as i enjoy, focusing on the quality of the food.. that was a part of a plan of doing/having less…
and i don’t use face wash anymore, peeling, gel, a single thing. only a little sponge for mild peeling and face cream few times a week.
and i can’t believe that my skin is much much cleaner, it can breathe in it’s own natural terms! i used to have all kinds of skin problems, sensitivity, redness, acne sometimes, and now it has all improved. this happened in a short period of time.
but it happened when i STOPPED using all those products!!
I always read tons of books. Now I have decided to simplify things. I went to the library today, and returned the ones I already had, but i didn’t borrow any. Even though I wanted to fill myself up with new stories, pictures and thoughts (one part of me wanted to).
I need clarity.
I’ll finish reading my home library first. But won’t rush it.
And I want to purify my mind. To create more. Bring it outside, what’s inside of me. Not the other way around.
This is a small victory.
i want to have less in order to be more..
i would like to have no possessions, just to be free of materialism.
have less clothes, but more comfortable and quality clothes.
have less cosmetics, but natural and organic ones.
spend less time with people that aren’t my true friends, that don’t need me, who don’t inspire me, who live as if they don’t.
process less information, cut out the media, TV and magazines…
LEARN HOW TO SAY NO TO EVERYTHING IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD THAT WON’T MAKE ME TRULY HAPPY, everything that distracts me from real things – people, love, giving my talents to others as my gift back to God.
i want everything that i have or do to have purpose.
i wan’t to get rid of everything that i used to drag up in my life so that i can’t see the big emptiness inside.
just – to be free and to LIVE!