I dream as a minimalist but unfortunately live in clutter
Minimalism will not require removal of all of your possessions: They will simply be made to feel inadequate and trite and eventually they will move on.
Minimalism will not be cold and aloof: However, It may be aloof, and then cold.
Minimalism will not match the furniture you currently own: No, in fact the presence of your furniture may make Minimalism feel uncomfortable. Your furniture should leave Minimalism alone.