I was pondering on simplicity and had to question if I am embracing simplicity or running away from materiality.
Looking back, I realised, Life comes full circle!!
There was a time when material possessions meant something to me. 👜💰🛍️ and now they mean something else 💣💣
Here are the 6 phases👇👇
After living 5 years in isolation for higher studies, my job gave me new freedom and colour-coordinated clothes, accessories, bags and shoes became my world and spent a lot of time and money in the shopping malls.💃💃
Then experiencing tsunami and continuous travel made me wonder if there is real meaning in stuff and I started becoming a minimalist and let go of attachment and deriving my identity through stuff.🧘♀️🧘
The more I gave up, the more liberated and free I became. Loved this feeling and realised how much we waste on this planet earth.
It reached a point where life is too meaningless but with very good intentions. Formed meaningful relationships with myself and others.⚕️🐬🐞🏞️🐦
I started to think and observe everyone around me who are focussed on collecting stuff and deriving their worth from stuff.
How and why do people hoard? And started disliking homes and people with stuff 🔴
A sort of value judgement.
What’s that attachment with no stuff/minimalism?
Am I questioning abundance and too attached to that concept of minimal stuff?
Am I running away from material stuff to avoid attachment and am I now at the same point where I started?
It’s OK to own what you want when you are not attached to that and when you are sure your identity is not defined by what you wear and what you hold.
So, here I am now🧘🧘♀️💃💃🐦🏞️ ☀️You are not defined by people or things
☀️And it’s OK to be in isolation and it’s OK to buy what you want just because you want it.
“Live your Life NOW. It’s happening here and now”.
I am sure there is phase 7 and so on,, will keep you posted when I get there. I am now pursuing how not to want anything anymore.