Updated: Jan 17, 2021
LoA vs. Minimalism: Opposing Philosophies?
I've been an avid fan of the Law of Attraction for about 5 years. I have read countless articles and books and have signed up for numerous manifestation e-courses and coaching sessions.
For about 3 years, I have also been a fan of Minimalism. I've read all the books and done the courses and KonMari'd my life as well.
They seem pretty different, right? LoA focuses on alignment while Minimalism focuses on action. Both seem valuable. So which one is better?
I was curious about this myself for a long time. But I have found over my years of research something very interesting about the two philosophies: actually, they aren't that different. In fact, they are both opposite ends of the same coin
LoA + Minimalism Are Opposite Ends of the Same Coin.
Minimalism focuses on the physical decluttering and taking actions towards your goals. The Law of Attraction focuses on the mental decluttering of limiting beliefs and aligning yourself to manifesting inspired action towards your goals.
Both, ultimately, are about getting rid of what is not serving you and focusing on what does. And I fully believe they are interrelated. In fact, in most Law of Attraction e-courses, one of the first things they have you do is physically declutter your home. The physical energy of clutter translates into emotional clutter.
Likewise, in minimalism courses, the intent is to focus on what you want, and transform your physical space in to a place that helps you achieve those goals. Keep what "sparks joy", to use the catchphrase of the tidying queen. They state that emotional clutter and lack of clarity about what is important to you results in physical clutter.
So Which One Should I Use?
After studying both LoA and Minimalism, I have found both philosophies to be right, and that physical and emotional clutter feed on each other. It doesn't matter which one you start with (physically tidying or facing your limiting beliefs) because breaking the cycle of physical-emotional clutter will cause you to become aware of the clutter or your negative beliefs. They are interrelated.
The great thing about this means that no matter what way you start to change and improve your life, it shows both physically and emotionally. So neither philosophy is better! Start with which one feels better to you, and you will find improvement no matter what.
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