Oh no – not another minimal blog
Well, this one’s different. I promise…
Most minimalists come at minimal from just one angle. For some, it is minimalist running and/or exercise. From others it’s all about minimalising what they own or have. Some have a bent for minimalist eating and the motivation for minimalism is about their health. For others again the motivation is different – it’s about not so much what they do (in going minimal) but why they do it: some want to avoid clutter, some want to downgrade for the purpose of social justice, some want to live unencumbered and ready for some kind of nomadic lifestyle and some just want to live more simply. For some, the whole process is purely superficial and trendy, and yet for others the pendulum swings to a completely deep and even spiritual experience.
What really isn’t out there is something that explores the whole gamut. Which is why this blog is different.
My minimalist journey began for health reasons – specifically to avoid running injuries. In short, I started running barefoot. In exploring this concept in depth though, I discovered the Tarahumara (not the other way around ie. most people discover the Tarahumara and began barefoot running)! But the Tarahumara have this amazing community and spiritual concept of Korima (which I will talk about in another post). This led to me looking at minimalism from a spiritual perspective within my own faith tradition.
This in turn led to me discovering a 3rd Century book which got me thinking about what I own and how I engage my world in a sharing and empathetic way.
And so on and so on and so on…
Look, in short, I truly aspire to minimalism but it has invaded my whole life! And I think that as a concept within the 21st Century, minimalism has a very powerful and life changing message that I know many people are wanting to hear. When I talk to people about this concept, you see their eyes light up and their questions begin to lead to conversations where you can almost see them searching for a place for their feet to land among all this…STUFF!!
So whether minimalism is likely to invade one room of your house or every room in your life, and every combination in between, you will find a place to engage and share in the community here.
We will talk food and running and exercise and living and spirituality and possessions and money and community and travel and social justice and being outside and kids and education and a whole truckload of other things that I know and have experienced now and that I am yet to know and won’t experience until later and that YOU have or will experience and share with the community here.
That’s what makes this blog different and why you should subscribe and why you should comment and why you should contact me and tell me you have something to share from time to time.
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I look forward to enjoying the journey in community with you. Let’s get the journey started by asking:
What does minimal mean to you?
Live Simply & Simply Live.