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