Some days inspiration comes from all directions, other times weeks go by when it does not emerge at all. That is the beauty of life!
My life is kept intentionally simple.
I don’t like to argue, I prefer to be helpful and constructive. I don’t crave parties, I adore quiet contemplation. I don’t eat processed foods, I create dishes from wholesome real ingredients with love. I don’t complain (much to the befuddlement of others), I embrace the situation I am in – no matter how difficult it feels at the moment.
So, where do I find inspiration to live simply?
Most mornings I find it in my coffee, somewhere near the bottom of the mug.
I find it in my daughter’s drawings, knowing well that one day she will be a terrific artist if I can continue to foster her creativity and joy of life.
I find inspiration to live simply in my past experiences of homesteading in Hungary. Lighting the wood fire every morning and lifting water from the well, chopping the fire wood and preserving homegrown fruit.
I find it in choosing to live naturally and mindfully.
I find it in the thoughts of others.
I find inspiration to live simply in my desire to do something great for the world. To live with just enough – that which is essential to me.
I live with less, because this lifestyle has chosen me as much as I have opened my heart to it.
I also find inspiration to live simply by reading other minimalist and simple living blogs:
Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
Be More With Less by Courtney Carver
The Minimalist Mom by Rachel Jonat
The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Hip Diggs by Dan Erickson
The Simple White Rabbit by Christy King
No Sidebar by Brian Gardner and others
There are as many ways to go about life as there are people on the planet. We all get to choose. If we choose wisely then we all win, not in the sense of competition, but in the spirit of achievement.
If we go forth with bare feet on the ground, then we will better observe what is under our soles.
Live simply, live well.
What inspires you to live simply? Please let us know in the comments below!