Monday, January 6, 2014

Ritual: meaningful lifeposts


In these early days of 2014, I look forward to looking back and looking inward. I look forward to contemplating my goals for this year. Yes, I value resolutions and no, I don't feel I am behind because I haven't completed a list. There are so many things I want to carry into 2014: ritual, meditation, acceptance and permission to be.

In 2013, I embarked on a new journey, this path they call Minimalism. I have zero interest in the debate about what this way of life means in the larger sense. For me, it began as a personal exploration: giving myself permission to slow down, to reflect, to re-evaluate what I value, to consider how I spend my time and with whom.

This morning before most people turn over, I resumed my yoga practice, got dressed and then sat down to write. Some things are worth carrying from one year to the next like ritual. It grounds me, reminds me to actively engage in practices that enrich my life.

This is minimalism my way.

Be well,
L





10 comments:

  1. nice....a simpler life is def desirable...and there are certain rituals that def add value to life...one of mine is to write daily as well....
    i would be interested to hear though what other areas of minimalism worked in your life and what did not....

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  2. Less can definitely be more. Yes.

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  3. Minimalism, sigh, I need more of that. I feel the need to reduce the clutter...

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  4. I love how this post embodies the spirit of minimalism.

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  5. Simplify. I need that so badly. Before marriage and children it was easier. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  6. Ah, that sounds like such a calm and peaceful way to live. It seems to go along with living 'mindfully'. I need to minimize and be mindful.

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  7. We can always be FULL with LESS...Great Little Post!
    Author, Catherine Lyon :-)

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  8. Thank you for this! Starting here and letting everything else flow organically from it seems like the recipe to happiness.

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  9. Take it, and make it what you need it to be. Good advice, I think.

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