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 and without having to doing everything, doing too much. It’s using simple tools, having a simple wardrobe, carrying little and living lightly.
But 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’m finishing a final edit of my upcoming book.
I’m proud that I have followed the advice of my editor and ruthlessly deleted sentences, paragraphs and whole sections which seemed oh-so magnificently written, I thought.
I did resist as I clung to a feeling that certain sections were important.
They weren’t. And I was able to detach.
Minimalism is the willingness to let go of thoughts and emotions too.
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, or what you don’t leave in. Just like what you don’t say or do is what feeds your personal power.
Yes, less is more.
For example, if you talk less, you will listen and observe more.
From there, you can follow your curiosity and find fulfillment.