I’m not sure when I first encountered the concepts of minimalism and living small but I think it was very early in my college experience. I attended a Christian university in Southern California and it was there I discovered the historical accounts of the Essenes, Hindu mystics, and Buddhist monks who took voluntary vows of poverty to live with less.
Still, even though by all accounts it was a life of deprivation, I was strangely drawn to their minimalist style of living. It was decades later after I’d accumulated a huge house full of stuff, that I was able to appreciate the simplicity of living with less. [Read more…] about The Journey Toward Minimalism and Living Small