I am doing a 10 day blog series on Beth Kempton’s  PDF download titled Zen and the Art of Doing what you Love.” Beth says, it “is a simple 10-step guide to help you be more present, get quiet and focus. It will help you see more beauty. It will let you travel lighter. And it will get you on the road to doing what you love, for life.”

Where Dreams are Born painting by Lindy Gaskill

Step 2:  MAKE SPACE AND SIMPLIFY

Journal prompt: Where does your uncluttered mind wander when you give yourself time to daydream?
What could a simpler version of your life look like?

I have been simplying and uncluttering since we moved to Prescott, AZ about a year and a half ago. We had at least 5 garage sales before we moved. Yay! It feels so good to get rid of stuff!

I used to daydream about what it would be like to live in the Southwest. And now here we are. I do love daydreaming. I think it helps us to get to where we want to go.

Letting go of the things in my life that don’t nurture me, give me peace or beauty, help me or lift me up has been a valuable lesson. I’m learning to “let go” the longer I live on this planet.

I am learning to get rid of clothes that I don’t wear. I’m learning to let go of the “junk” that is sitting around and taking up space. I keep a constant bag sitting in my closet that holds things to give to the thrift store.

If I buy something like at the thrift store then something in my closet has to go to take it’s place.

I am making space to find the simple things in life that make my spirit feel happy, uplifted and joyful.

Greg and I were talking recently about what makes a luscious, rich life. I think living simply but with nice things around us, like a scented candle, handmade art, a luxurious lotion, organic food, flowering plants — the simple things yet joyful things that make our senses sing.

What could a simpler version of your life look like?