Mindfulness and Contentment

Born Again Minimalist

According to Psychology Today:

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

Mindfulness and contentment are a necessary part of a minimalist lifestyle. Being minimalist means having enough and being happy with that. Whether it’s a 10-item capsule wardrobe or a closet filled with vibrant clothes you love, as long as you’re happy with what you have, you can know contentment. If you spend all your time getting dressed thinking, “I have nothing to wear!” or considering anything your “least favorite” dress, pair of pants, etc., then you’re comparing and focusing on lack instead of being grateful for abundance.

This line of thinking translates to everything. Your job, for example…

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One thought on “Mindfulness and Contentment

  1. Thank you, Darlin. I have been acutely depressed and crying all day. This is a difficult season for me anyway, and this election, the campaign, the hideous anger and venom, I just couldn’t handle it. I turned my phone off and all media today

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