How can I Live with Less

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Living with Less

Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!

Each weekly blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.

Pillar: Less is More

“I know what it is to have little and I know what it is to have plenty”-The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians

Principle: Less is Better

The week leading up to my birthday is always special. It provides me with an opportunity to reflect on all the people God has placed in my life to make it better, more meaningful and more enriching. I also realized that the older I get, the more I appreciate the power of “less.”

The title for today’s blog is a question I saw posed by author John Mark Comer as he continued the increasing trend both in spiritual and secular circles to promote minimalism over materialism. The philosophy that less is better is growing in popularity and impact.

“Less what?” you may ask. The answer to that question is wide-ranging. Consider these:

  • Less clothes
  • Less sugar
  • Less social media
  • Less gadgets
  • Less hurry
  • Less judging of others
  • Less complaining
  • Less ego
  • Less time-wasting
  • Less shopping
  • Less meetings
  • Less clutter

Ok, forgive the grammar. “Fewer” would be a better word in some parts of my list, but you get the point.

The idea here is the wholehearted pursuit of contentment and simplicity. It’s a return to the basics of just having food, clothing and shelter without the need to be glamourous, gluttonous or idolatrous. We are talking about investing more of our lives in the few things that really matter.

Are you willing to start living with less?

Practical: Less is Clearer

Review the list above, commit to any one of them and share it with an accountability partner. 

If you were inspired by this blog, please consider sharing it with one other person today. To learn more about these and other related themes that promote the cultivation of an integrated inner self, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Anthony D.J. Gafoor

    Very timely and thought provoking. Thank you for encouraging us to reflect on what is important.

    1. Nicole

      Surely this pandemic has taught me what it means to live with less. With all the clothes I have , I have repeatedly worn the same five dresses while home (wash and repeat). Less food consumption outside and cook at home. Overall this list is good and I will work on less social media, this one is a battle. It’s entertainment for me…

      Thanks Tyrone

  2. J. Tyrone Marcus

    Nicole, you’re so right about the many lessons that the pandemic has taught. Thanks for these perspectives.

  3. Dave

    Hi Tyrone how thought provoking! As I look at the list I am challenged yet inspired as I know I must start somewhere. Time management is my biggest problem so time wasting would be a great place. Happy birthday in advance!!

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