Minimalism is simply getting rid of things you do not use or need; leaving an uncluttered, simple environment and an uncluttered, simple life.
It’s living without an obsession for material things or with doing everything and doing too much. It’s using simple tools, having a simple wardrobe, carrying little and living lightly.
It’s not just about material things.
At a deeper level, it can be about words; whether thoughts, speech or the written form.
For example, I just finished a final edit of my book today.
Best-selling author, Jerry Jenkins, says writers need to become ferocious self-editors. Upon his recommendation, I’ve started using Pro Writing Aid.
It essentially means deleting.
In the past 2 days, I ruthlessly deleted more than 15% of my manuscript.
On the surface, it suggests my writing is as sloppy as anyone’s!
On a deeper level, it’s actually an application of minimalism.
For a book, play or script, the power is in what you don’t write.
Just like what you don’t say or do is what feeds your personal power.
Yes, less is more.
And this has many applications.
For example, if you talk less, you will listen and observe more.
From there, you can follow your curiosity.