WABI SABI. The discovery of beauty in imperfection; The acceptance of the cycle of life and death. Wabi Sabi is not the Lone Ranger's younger brother, but a concept arising from a japanese aesthetic of art appreciation. It is closely linked with Zen Buddhism. It is very difficult to describe exactly what constitutes Wabi Sabi, but … Continue reading The Wonkiness of Life.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. Hermann Goering As we grow … Continue reading Removing mental cobwebs: our moral obligation?
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I find it a cause for sadness that we live in an age where the West has become wealthier than ever, and status is afforded to the owners of the shiniest bling, or … Continue reading Living Deliberately: using reverie to reflect who we want to be.
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” Hermann Hesse When we listen to the best Jazz musicians play, we are often struck by their seemingly effortless ability to improvise and create fresh, new … Continue reading The Minimalist Mind in action: Improvising our way through life.
Walking for mental clarity
Using mindful awareness to declutter the mind.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. Attributed to Socrates. There is a lot of chatter on the internet about what it is to be a minimalist and what constitutes a "genuine" minimalist lifestyle. Some of the posts and tweets seem to … Continue reading Living deliberately: where do we start?
Take the time to see beyond the superficial and reflect on how we appear to the world.
If we want to be heard, first we need to listen and only then to talk. This permits our mind to see through it's own clutter, and gives us a chance to learn.