Have a cup of coffee.
Think, reflect and sink back into your thoughts.
What truly matters in your life?
Friends? Family? Goals? Accomplishments? Pride and Honor?
What is the point of all of this if nothing truly matter. If death erases all memories, all ties to time.
This blog is a place where I want to reflect upon the world we live in and our connection to our minds. To question our existence and purpose we enable ourselves to reflect upon our values and what truly matters in our finite lives. The art of living is at the center what everyone strives for. Just like a good cup of coffee, we want to be able to taste the richness and be satisfied to the last drop. At the epicenter of living is happiness. The basic intrinsic value of our lives is finding this happiness and clinging onto it until the very last breath we draw. This is what I want to be able to accomplish and find. And this is the reason I created this platform- an echo of my thoughts about what shapes our lives to be successful in finding happiness, a fleeting concept.
A place that cuts the excess to get to what truly gives us value. Minimalism is at the base of this blog. No clutter nor advertisements to distract from the message that needs to be conveyed or the questions that needs to be asked. It is to bring you a sense of freedom and a space where you can freely think without being bombarded by the media. It is an environment of peace and calm, a time where you can sit down and think. A place where the outside world is not there to bind us by the constructs that it has created, the consumer society it has built nor the depression and anxiety it drives upon us. It is a place to focus on the essential and leave everything else behind. A place of real peace and self-reflection.
Why is the title of this post “Take Two” you ask, well I shall explain. Before this idea of finding true happiness had come to mind, my joy was clothing. Brands, names, colors, styles, the whole lot. But every time I wore the clothes hanging in my closet I wondered who I was doing it for. Was it to conform, to express or to impress? I realized that I wasn’t wearing them for myself but for others. My happiness was in the approval of those that surrounds us, to hear “I like those shoes” or “where did you get that hat?” It wasn’t for me anymore. It was for the acceptance of others. This world of happiness that I have built was attached to the opinions of others. My self was a reflection of others. I wasn’t myself.
I needed a new way to find my happiness, a new way to explore my thoughts and imagination. Clothes was no longer there for me. A fashion blog that I had created had become an empty husk devoid of meaning. There was no more reason for me to keep it going so I let it go. A chance to purge my life of the unecessary. A second take at finding what really matters.
It was at that point I found minimalism. A tool to assist you in finding freedom. Finding happiness. My whole life was composed of buying the next best phone or wanting that watch. It was always the search of excess and luxury. But minimalism, a concept that defies everything our society has instilled in our minds was what I had been looking for. I ran towards that philosophy of decluttering, of purging our lives of excess and keep what brought us value. My values completely shifted- it was no longer about the want but it was about the need.
So this is where I am at now. A place of calm, free from the society of surplus. I’m at a stage where education and understanding the world is what I strive for. I want to deconstruct the fundamental questions and the methods to bring happiness into our lives and build a path that intertwines these concepts. I want to find the true meaning of happiness.