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Reflections on the Past Week

Phew..Zen is a lot of work.

I came to that conclusion this week after we cleared out three car loads of “stuff” from our home and deposited it all  into a U-HAUL storage unit. Yup, for $100 a month we are now the (proud?/embarrassed?) renters of a super-sized, climate controlled extra closet down the street.

“Zen is a way of life — an intensely personal, severely pared-down search for meaning that elevates simplicity to an art form. Zen design embodies this minimalist philosophy, making use of natural materials, patterns of light and space, and a near-monastic rejection of clutter.”

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We’re rejecting clutter alright.. not in some mystical search for meaning, but in an effort to sell our home.  Regardless, living in this cleared-out space is…calming and clarifying.. We’re really into it.

The closets are semi-empty, the counter-tops are cleared, the shelves are almost bare and  I don’t have ten shampoo bottles in the shower.  My husband went so far as to re-home my razor in a bathroom drawer. I didn’t even get mad…  #new-zen-me? 😉

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Couldn’t live this way long-term, but for now, it’s kinda awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments on “Reflections on the Past Week

  1. Feels good to live with less )

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    • It does..and I’m a believer…although this right now is a bit extreme (unrealistic?) for me as a longterm thing. Short-term though, esp because we are so busy, it’s soothing to be this visually streamlined..it’s calming.

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