This statement always makes me think. I guess it’s a good thing that it enters my mind a lot, but what does it mean really? Some people may relate this quote to recycling and the less we throw in a land fill the more land (Earth) we have. While this is also a good thing, it’s not the first thing that comes to my mind.
I have heard this quote many times in the past while visiting different churches (while trying to find the one where I fit in). Less is More. Less stuff, less possessions, less technology = a more simple life to serve God. This really is what I am reminded of when I hear this quote.
So in today’s world of technology and information at our finger tips (literally) how does one do this? I am honest when I say that I love the technology that surrounds me. I have my (smart) phone with me at all times. I have a laptop, a Kindle Fire HD and other things to make my life “easier”. The thought of unplugging scares me! Yet “less is more” sounds like the way to go when you think about it.
Perhaps it might be the way we live in our homes. I have lots of stuff. Clothes that I don’t wear, things that I have collected over the years but can’t part with (or so I think). I was having this conversation with my co-worker this morning and as she reminded me “we can’t take it with us”. True. So I think I will start thinking of the “stuff” I have and come up with a game plan to try and live more simply.
Could you benefit from “Less is More”?