Thursday, March 7, 2013
And So The Journey Begins...
It all started back at the end of October. Going through a rough patch in my life, I found myself starting over from scratch...not by choice, but by necessity.
I needed to establish a better sense of order in my life. So after going through the process of a divorce and all the emotional trauma that it can bring, I stand here today starting fresh. And I couldn't be more happy.
The name of this blog is "The Simple Hedonist" because that is the best term I can think of to define the journey I am beginning. It fits my natural tendencies and preferences that have always been there, but that I am just now starting to understand.
Living simply means "de-cluttering" your life emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In doing so you'll free your mind and begin to operate out of a place of clarity. All the obligations and expectations will begin to fade, and you'll be left with a real understanding of what is important in your life. Sound liberating?
Hedonism is a philosophy derived from the Greek philosopher Epicurus. Basically, a hedonist tries to maximize pleasure while minimizing pain. The philosophy has been misconstrued to mean being slothful and delighting in carnal, "sinful" practices. However, Epicurus emphasized the importance of moderation and self-worth.
Putting these two terms together, you get "The Simple Hedonist". And so the journey begins. Come along as we discover new ways to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Join me as I embark on a new way of life. A life full of serenity and happiness. :)