A Blog Worth Reading: The Minimalists

The Minimalists is a blog worth reading.  Here is their own description of what they write about: “Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff.”

Easier said then done.

"Miracles of Each Moment"     by Kazuaki Tanahashi

“Miracles of Each Moment”
by Kazuaki Tanahashi

I usually tend to check in on what they are writing about once or twice per week and scroll through the entries and digest those that pique my interest.

If you don’t have the time or can’t stare at a blog page at work, try liking their Facebook page (just search ‘The Minimalists’).  Their almost daily posts are usually either links to blog entries, or short and very meaningful thoughts.

Here are a few of their Facebook posts that are spot on, make me think and keep me wanting to read more:

  • “Skip the pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
  • “You can’t start over, but you can start again.”
  • “But then we get there, wherever there may be, and then what? We don’t work less. If anything, we work more. More hours, more demand, more responsibility. We are dogs thrashing in the collars of our own obligations.”
  • “If you can’t fit all the pieces back together, it might be time to start working on a new puzzle.”
  • “It is possible to dislike certain parts of a person and still love every piece of them.”
  • “People often avoid the truth for fear of destroying the illusions they’ve built.”

What these guys have to say is challenging, so be warned.  But the truth is, we all generally tend to be too busy, too stressed, too tired and feel like we need more and more stuff.  Why do we feel like there is never enough time or energy to start eating better, exercising more and being free to remove the “collars of our own obligations”?

Is this the American dream?

 *Hey Josh and Ryan, I hope it’s o.k. to share your stuff like this! The credit is all yours and I hope some readers head your way from our meager ramblings here on Living Well.

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