Bringing the zen concepts to modern life without the asceticism. Simplifying everything and still living in a chaotic world. Mindfulness in a driven life.
When the mind is free to let the body create.
I notice that I have been happier and more appreciative of what I have instead of immediately “needing” to change everything. I think this is a big step.
The dark with the light. Thinking about death allows me to experience more joy in life. Finding beauty in the dark & gritty places allows me to fully feel the gloriousness of sunlit white rooms. Hard metal music allows me to appreciate the sublimity of lush ambient soundscapes.
I really do think that this is what people are seeking. Living this crazy life, but feeling good and living well. Not having to escape, not having to need more, not thinking other people need to change first.
Only owning things that feel good. Thinking thoughts that feel good. Using creative solutions instead of buying into societal group-think.
Doing things truly for yourself, because that is who you’ll be with in the end.
Life is too short to not allow ourselves to see the beauty in each moment. The dark & light. The imperfect & flawless. The so-called right & wrong.
Once basic needs are met, it’s never about money. Once we see beauty in what we have, we no longer feel like we need that extra object.
Simplifying starts with the mind, so we can create more with our life.