All that is mine I carry with me
I am a minimalist. In every sense of the word, it is my philosophy on life. I've only recently found it, just as I've only recently found Atheism. Really when you think about it, I've only been an Atheist for just under 3 years, but prior to that I spent my entire young adult life as a Christian. I've struggled to rid my mind of the aftermath and the chaotic mess that Christianity left me with.
I have embraced the minimalist philosophy that "All that is mine I carry with me," because everything I need is within myself. You know the famous question, "If you had 60 seconds to grab what is most important to you in the case of a fire, would you bring?" My question is simple: My son. He is the most important person to me in the entire Universe. Aside from him I don't need to bring anything else. I would probably only add "Our emergency bag" for practical reasons....We always have an emergency bag ready to go at a moment's notice. That's just only smart when you live right over the biggest fault line and the highest earthquake risk area of the world, lol! (yes, on occasion that keeps me up at night....I know, I know.....).....
I do think that I am a minimalist because I became an Atheist. I value simplicity. I value taking care of the Earth. I value living a zero-waste lifestyle. I value eating healthy, and using non-toxic products, and partaking in a lot of DIY projects...I value a certain level of simplicity also for financial reasons.
I'm curious if other Atheists are also minimalists? Is minimalism common among Atheists?
As a bonus side note, I'm studying Bushido. I wonder if anyone else here has done so? Anyway.....that's all for now folks :-)