"The hardest thing to let go of is our identity" - Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalist Podcast, Episode 165. When we meet someone for the first time they normally ask, "What do you do?" This is a common way to open a conversation, and we typically answer with our job title or professional role. Our … Continue reading The hardest thing to let go
With New Year's day comes resolutions and goals. Sometimes these goals are lofty and unachievable. Such as "I will stop compulsively eating homemade cookies when they are brought to the office". Whereas others, if constructed using a SMART goal format and seem enjoyable to the individual, are doable and beneficial. An example of an achievable … Continue reading New Year, less stuff
"the fog never clears but we still brave ahead. our greatest reward is that sometimes we get to meet other explorers" Quote from Jonny Sun on Twitter [@jonnysun], 9:06 PM - 31 Dec 2015 As I mentioned in my earlier post, I love listening to podcasts. My current binge-worthy podcast is The Hilarious World of Depression. … Continue reading Fog never clears
I consume a lot of information in a day. I read books. I listen to podcasts. I read blogs. I read news feeds. Last night I started a new book titled, "Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less" by Tabata Yukio and Dr. Joyce Fung. In this book, the authors discuss the concept of Ma: the … Continue reading Ma of Minimalism
Recently I had the opportunity to read a couple of books by Patrick Rhone. "Enough" and "Some Thoughts About Writing" are short books and I managed to read each one in a day.
Happiness is found in the moment. Happiness is not striving for bliss in the future.
I have always wondered why, during a concentrated effort on becoming happier, I become less happy and more irritable. That was until I heard this theory on a Buddhist podcast*. When we are working towards happiness we are placing our thoughts and efforts towards a singular goal. We are creating a sense of attachment to … Continue reading Happiness