As ever, the Dalai Lama can be relied upon to get straight to the heart of any problem. Our materialistic, consumer economy is driven by the need to keep selling things to people who do not really need them. Where objects have become more important than people. The advertising industry sells us shiny toys based … Continue reading 7 useful quotes about minimalism.
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.
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.
Use mental minimalism to get rid of the unecessary extra "noise" in the world.
Living deliberately. Choosing where to apply your focus.