Top 10 Minimalist Living Tips - #2

Note: In this series of posts, I will share the 10 most valuable minimalist living tips that I have learned in the past four years. These guidelines are helping me a lot in my continuous walk in the path of simplicity, and I would like to share them with you. At the end of the series, I will gather them all together for a synopsis.

Minimalist Living Tip #2: Live with contentment.

Contentment is perhaps the most misunderstood concept ever. Some think that (a.) it is good to be content and live a simple life, while others say that (b.) we should not settle in not reaching our full potential in life.

This is something that I have struggled to understand when I first walked the minimalist path more than five years ago.

But I have learned over the years that there are really two sides to this concept. One side is about what I have and the other side is about who I am.

I should always be content with what I have right now, but I should never be satisfied by what I can become. There’s a big difference between possessing material things and developing our character when it comes to fulfilling our destiny.

Here are some blog posts I’ve written through the years about contentment:
Also this free, Little Book of Contentment from Leo Babauta helped me a lot to put things in perspective.

Thank you for stopping by and see you again in my post on my #1 Minimalist Living Tip. Blessings!