picture dreams, and figuring out how to break those down into goals. But, I know what you are asking yourself, how
does simplicity provide freedom?
for everyone. Just because someone
thinks of simplicity as living off the grid does not mean that is your
definition of simplicity.
outside obligations, even your possessions, give you freedom?
your heart will be lighter. You will
have the option to be more carefree, instead of worrying about the next
thing. Simplicity means lightening your
load, and when that happens you will find peace and freedom in that simplicity.
does that even matter? But, when your
heart is lighter, your entire outlook on life changes.
not, and in fact there are times when it will be more difficult. Stepping off that main path, taking a detour
when everyone says the direct route is right in front of you, can be
difficult. I can’t say that everything
will be easy from here on out, as we have discussed before just because you are
striving for simple living, or simplicity, does not mean that life becomes
easy, far from it. However, when we
strive for simplicity, the freedom, the lightness that simplicity provides will
change our perspective.
decisions, your finances, you are saying no to the things that are not bringing
value to your life, or that you do not value to begin with. This makes so much more room for the yes that
you want to say. Instead of having to
say no to something you are passionate about, you are able to say no to the
things that aren’t important to your family’s mission, and say yes to that one
thing that is so important.
through some ways to actually make those changes, practical tips that will help
you to simplify your life. You are not
trying to fit yourself and your family into one idea of simple living or
simplicity; rather you are making your own way.
Knowing yourself and your family is very important in this project, so I
recommend going back and looking at your family mission statement, and your
list of values. What is the most
important thing for you?
one thing that you can remove from your life today that will create lightness
in your heart?
Find the entire 31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity series here.