“We stop, whether by choice or through circumstance, so that we can be alert and attentive and receptive to what God is doing in and for us, in and for others, on the way. We wait for our souls to catch up with our bodies.”
-Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way
When I first read that quote by Eugene Peterson, something resonated deep within me.
We’ve become so used to constant activity and input in our daily lives that we aren’t even aware of how much space it takes up in our soul.
It often isn’t until we are confronted with a decision that requires the deep work of discernment that we realize we don’t have the capacity to move forward with any thoughtful action. We need to learn how to get rid of the clutter we no longer need, not only in our homes but also in our soul.
Welcome to the very first episode of The Next Right Thing, a podcast for the chronically hesitant and anyone who suffers from decision fatigue.
Here in Episode 01, we’ll explore what it means to be a ‘soul minimalist’ and how it can help clarify the decision-making process in just five minutes a day.
Links + Resources From This Episode:
- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things via The Minimalists
- Becoming Minimalist – Joshua Becker
- Be More With Less – Courtney Carver
- The Art of Simple – Tsh Oxenreider
- Freedom From Stuff with Joshua Becker – Episode 67 (this is Tsh’s former Podcast The Art of Simple)
- Invitation to Silence and Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton – one of my favorite books on this subject
I’m Emily P. Freeman, writer, listener, and creative director.
I’m married to John, we have three kids, and live together in North Carolina. I’m also the author of four books including Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways. Glad you’re here!