~ from becoming minimalist
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… I discovered an important benefit of minimalism: Freedom from being tied to the past.
Clutter keeps you tied to the past. Your thoughts tend to dwell in the past as the things around you force your mind to reminisce. Solutions tend to be rooted in the past as the things around you conjure up the same old thought-processes. Additionally, our minds are tied to the past because there is no available space for anything new.
Some might say – you have to release the past to create a better tomorrow.