Sunday, November 6, 2011

Minimalism is a Journey


I did not set out to be a Minimalist, but the flood in my home contaminated all of our belongings with toxic mold and made me one. Now, this is what's interesting, as I threw away all my belongings I was surprised by the relief. I had given all the material objects in my life "all the meaning they had" and I wondered if I had used them to define me, who I was, what my past was and what I liked.

At first is was hard to throw away expensive items, and even harder to part with the sentimental ones, like the beautiful painting I did of my children or my Kuan Yin lamp, and my 12-drawer hand-made dresser, which I had saved for to buy. But, as each piece of furniture left I realized I could survive without it. Suddenly a peace came over me. All my collected treasures had been defining me falsely, for they were objects of the past. Now, with my past gone, a breeze swept in freeing me.

I am officially a Minimalist and never plan to go back. My husband David and I have a new apartment with fresh clean air and as a Minimalist I will spend less and appreciate only what is needed in life. Who would have known that becoming a Minimalist would be just fine? The Beautiful thing about Minimalism is there is no right or wrong; it is a life of simplicity. I feel lighter with my past gone, which does not exist anyway. I am open to thoughts that are not from my eyes catching objects in my home based on history. Now, everything my eyes touch is wide open space.

Did you know Steve Jobs was a Minimalist?
The photo above is Steve Jobs at Home in 1982 — “This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” —Steve Jobs

Steve also wore the same style black turtle neck and jeans to keep his closet simple too. He learned to live life like he was dying, because he was due to cancer. If you have cancer avoid sugar, even fruit for five years, and subscribe for a healthier life-style which takes a bit of a "mental game"! 
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My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.


"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God"  Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.
Giza, Egypt
Hiking through Bhutan
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Ref: Photo of Steve Jobs by Diana Walker


3 comments:

  1. i am trying hard to be one too but finding myself too sentimental over certain belongings.. to begin with, i have stopped buying new stuff.. and slowly i have gotten rid some of the items bit by bit.. i know i will get there someday soon. a big blessing is i have no children so no further desire before i die. thanks for the article which is simple yet thought provoking.

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  2. Hi Rosemonk,

    What works for me is to give away what I love to friends. You can even say, "I might want it back." But, you never will.

    Love Kelly

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    Sometimes people don't believe me when I tell them about how much money you can get filling out paid surveys online...

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