‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau
… what would happen if I uncluttered my life.
A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. A life that isn’t constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and time for nature and activity.
That doesn’t mean I have zero clutter and zero complications: I’m a part of the world, not a secluded monk. I have possessions, electronics, distractions, and occasional busy-ness. I just would reduce it to make space for things of more importance. …
That’s from a Gymnastics friend of mine, Tony Retrosi.
He’s preaching to the converted in my case. 🙂
One point in that post hit home more than any other:
• Your attention is your most valuable possession. Give it as a gift to the people you love most, not a bunch of clowns on the Internet. Give it to the work that matters most, not distractions. …