Minimalism as a functional lifestyle
Don't give meaning to possessions. Most important, I understand that my possessions can be replaced. Someone recently asked me what I would grab if my apartment caught fire. I responded, "Nothing. Everything I own is replaceable."
Minimalism is not a radical lifestyle. Minimalism is a tool I use to get rid of unnecessary stuff and live a meaningful life--a life filled with happiness, freedom, and conscious awareness. Because I strip away life's excess, I'm able to focus on the important parts of life: health, relationships, passions, growth, and contribution. That's what living a meaningful life is about for me.