Through past years I had heard the phrase downsize your life. Tom Shadyack did the movie, I AM and introduced his journey of downsizing his life and finding meaning of true happiness. The Young Turks did this amazing video interview with Mr. Shadyack where he spoke very candidly.
I enjoy watching Ted talks and more recently I came across one video that spoke to me on multiple levels. These two friends created a blog called the minimalists wanting to improve their rich lives . Eliminating the clutter around you and inside of you frees up space to be a more productive, influential, healthy member to your community and the world around you.
I believe true happiness, joy are fleeting moments, we are wired with cognition , mood, feelings so what we experience, read, see, hear brings about different ways of thinking, seeing what is around us. Are we truly objective or is the clutter in our minds/brains blinding/blocking us from a better way of seeing, hearing, being in the present moment of our interactions with nature and nurture ? I believe many of us are cluttered materialistically and mentally, we need to organize, downsize our physical/mental baggage to see what is going on around us. We are consuming more junk than we can process or enjoy. Do not rush, do not move on to the next bigger better deal, learn how to be happy with what is manageable, affordable, worry free able, loveable.