What isn’t there makes what is there stand out. For beauty’s sake, subtract.
It is not necessary to renounce anything. All that does is inflate a saggy sense of self. Just stop acquiring things.
The human way: more and more. The spiritual way: less and less.
What we are inclined to do, let us do more of. What we are disinclined to do, let us do less of. Inclinations and disinclinations—these are soul-speak, a language without a vocabulary.
The good life is a soul-satisfying series of divestments. Only someone with a horror of accumulation can understand why this would be so.