New York has never felt more like home than this past week. Nesting back in my apartment, eating my favorite healthy foods, and seeing my wonderful coworkers and friends made me so grateful for the life I have created here. Our trip was such a great time for reflection and for me to delve into Buddhist philosophy in relation to minimalism. The two concepts tie together so well and are helping me see the beauty in every object, piece of food, person and moment.
My hypothesis that minimalism can positively impact mental health is being proven true by the nonstop childlike smiling that wouldn’t leave my face at work on Wednesday. Something big has shifted within me and I am feeling so content. I am not looking for happiness in an object or future event, I am feeling it with each breath.