||66||: Less Attachments — Quotes on Essentials

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7 September 2020

Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.

Joshua Becker

🦋 Shaving my head means wash and go, freedom, redefining my femininity.

🦋 My personal standard of beauty is not defined by my hair.

What is minimalism then? It’s living lightly and gracefully on the earth – it’s uncovering who you are.

Francine Jay

🌿 I respect and appreciate each individuals personal choice to express who they are, who they love and what they choose to own.

🌿 I’m willing to own privilege that in the US we have access to so many things and resources.

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

Socrates

“We overvalue nonessentials like a nicer car or house, or even intangibles like the number of our followers on Twitter or the way we look in our Facebook photos. As a result, we neglect activities that are truly essential, like spending time with our loved ones, or nurturing our spirit, or taking care of our health.“

Greg McKeown


🌿I admit that I must create healthy habits and a gratitude mindset to combat overconsumption. When I learn to cherish and value what I own. I learn the balance of just enough and not holding onto items based on guilt or fear of letting go.

I make myself rich by making my wants few.

Henry David Thoreau

🌿 I decide what is best for me first. I then can encourage others based on how I choose to live my life daily. Practicing what I share and my cause is more important and effective than finger wagging on the soapbox.

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” 

Steve Jobs

“Essentialism: only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.“

Greg McKeown

Keep it Light,

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