in Quotes

Applying minimalism to all areas of life

“Blank space in our thoughts means time to process what we’re doing, rather than just reacting to it. It means we can begin to develop opinions and values in regards to our choices, rather than just accepting what others tell us we should feel or do.”

Becoming Minimalist

This is something I’ve been thinking about of late. I fill up my days with so much reading, so much writing and so much doing that I rarely have time for thinking.

My wife encouraged me recently to set some time aside to just sit and think — to form opinions and worldviews on various things, to be innovative and to be creative.

These are creative values that I eschew in favor of GETTING THINGS DONE. A shame, too, because they’re very much a part of a purposeful life.