Minimalism is a brilliant concept to use to simplify your life. What can you shed? Empty? Let go of? Start small. For inspiration, watch one or both documentaries from The Minimalists here or on Netflix. Try their Minimalism Game (above), even if only for a couple of days. You may surprise yourself and discover that by shedding possessions that you no longer need you also let go of emotions, thoughts and feelings. You may find yourself buying less stuff, feeling happier, and if you continue, long-term, you may discover you need to work less, you can save more, get rid of mortgage, debt, etc. Minimalism = freedom.
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Emptiness, the void, darkness, nothingness, uncertainty, abyss, existential dread, feeling numb or like “something is missing” are all symptoms of what I call the emptiness practice (also known as “the dark night of the soul”). It is a tough practice. This Emptiness Survival Kit is based on my learnings in the last couple of years and is a summary of key quotes, tips and practices that helped me and I hope help you to get through it. I plan to post daily for a sum total of 42 posts. See you on the other side.