“Minimalism, like anything else in the world, isn’t static. It’s a constant journey. A constant question-and-answer experience. An ever-consuming pursuit that demands a consciousness of the things I choose to own and pursuits I choose to follow. It’s knowing, each day, who I am. Knowing who I am gives me the knowledge of what I need (the material and the non-material).”—Simplicity by Sunny
“I can either be a guy who writes novels, or I can be a guy who answers email. Realizing I cannot be both, I’ve made the decision, and now I live with it.”—Merlin Mann paraphrasing Neal Stephenson (via jonathan-deamer) (via marco) (via mnmal)
“Simplicity, as a virtue, knows only what is real. It will not tolerate useless complexity in how we live; it always challenges us to reduce everything to the essentials. It is not impressed with many things, but with few things used well, especially in service to others.”—Wayne Teasdae
The author, Hodding Carter, Jr. once said, “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.” Give your children firm roots in the importance of standing up for those who can’t… and watch them soar to create a better world than they found.
Doing With Less: Your journey as a new minimalist, and the art of stress-free living is a book that’s written to guide readers who wants to make change in their lives, bringing out the minimalist in you, and thrive in a rush-rush society with less.
“The philosophy of minimalism, as I see it, is having exactly what you need, when you need it, for as long as you need it. It’s not about just less, it’s about just right.”—Patrick Rhone (via minimalmac)
“When I first started this adventure of decluttering at the beginning of the year that was all it was to me, decluttering. As I go along on this journey and discover the freedom that unburdening our lives of things that only bring stress on us I am starting to embrace the idea of taking it to the next level.”—365 Less Things» Blog Archive » Day 128 Step it up a notch to minimalism