By Lynnie Stein / October 27, 2018

No Joy

“Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time … that is why I want to cherish properly the things I love, and that is why I have insisted on tidying so much of my life.” Marie Kondo

If it doesn’t bring joy – DISCARD

Have you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up?

What Marie Kondo quotes hit you the hardest?

If you only have a minute, here’s the book summary in seven quotes:

“In this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.”

“In essence, tidying ought to be the act of restoring balance among people, their possessions, and the house they live in.”

“Let me share with you the secret of success. Start by discarding. Then organize your space, thoroughly, completely, in one go. If you adopt this approach—the KonMari Method— you’ll never revert to clutter again.”

“Tidying in the end is just a physical act. The work involved can be broadly divided into two kinds: deciding whether or not to dispose of something and deciding where to put it. If you can do these two things, you can achieve perfection.”

“Sort by category, in the correct order, and keep only those things that inspire joy. Do this thoroughly and quickly, all in one go. If you follow this advice, you will dramatically reduce the volume of things you own, experience an exhilaration you have never known before, and gain confidence in your life.”

“I pray that through the magic of tidying more people will be able to experience the joy and contentment of living surrounded by the things they love.​”

“By successfully concluding this once-in-a-lifetime task, you will gain the lifestyle you aspire to and enjoy a clean and orderly space of your choosing.”

Marie Kondo has a nice description of slow living:

“The many days I spent tidying without seeing permanent results now seem hard to believe.

In contrast, I feel happy and content.

I have time to experience bliss in my quiet space, where even the air feels fresh and clean; time to sit and sip herbal tea while I reflect on my day.

As I look around, my glance falls on a painting that I particularly love, purchased overseas, and a vase of fresh flowers in one corner.

Although not large, the space I live in is graced only with those things that speak to my heart.

My lifestyle brings me joy.”

Our world needs to slow down – discard the speed and greed!!

What are your thoughts on slow living?

Xxoo Lynnie

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