There is a video making rounds on the internet of a Japanese social movement that focuses (in part) on reducing the number of possessions as a way of freeing the mind, body, spirit and emotions. It springs from Zen philosophy, in which simplicity is a key value.
It is a short clip, and is captivating (and inspiring) because of the extreme simplicity achieved. Not many of us are in a place where we can (or want to) make this kind of intentional life-shaping. But it is an inspiration to me to reconsider and recommit myself to streamlining my possessions, schedule and focus in order to give me more room for clarity of thought and purpose.