Several years ago, I took a month to walk the Camino – a five hundred mile pilgrimage from the south of France to the west coast of Spain. For a month, I lived out of a backpack that weighed less than twenty pounds. It’s amazing how little we actually need to survive.
In fact, it’s amazing how little we need to thrive. And lately I’ve been thinking that in some ways, the less we encumber our lives with busyness and stuff, the more we thrive.
You see, so little is actually necessary. Sure, we can find reasons and excuses to do things and have things… and keep things that we have not used for a long time and will probably never use again. But so little is actually necessary to thrive.
It’s time for spring-cleaning.
Work out what is essential to your life, your happiness, your growth, your walk with God, and cast off everything else.
Simplify. You will soar if you do.
De-clutter your closet, yes, but also your mind and your schedule.
Do less. Have less. Live more.
Make this a spring to remember by embracing the simplicity, and casting off everything that is not absolutely necessary.