What’s Keeping You From The Life You Want at NoSidebar.com
Simple living is living a life of surrender—it’s letting go of today’s clutter for tomorrow’s calm. Unfortunately, surrendering isn’t at the top of most of our to-do lists, and worrying about tomorrow might not be there as well.
We fight for personal freedom in other ways—we buy more, do more, perform more, hold on longer, and work harder. When those fail to offer true freedom and contentment, we give up, not in surrender but in defeat.
I love the definition of surrender: to cease resistance against an enemy or opposition and submit to their authority. To cease resistance, this is simplicity.
In my own search for simplicity and freedom, I’ve been confused about who and what the opposition is. For most of this journey, I’ve resisted the materialism, consumerism, comparison, and busyness that steal the simple out of life.
I thought simple living was about the resistance of the thieves of simple, but I don’t think that’s it.
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