just two pieces of bread

I heard a saying from India,“All you need are two chapattis a day.” It doesn’t literally mean you should subsist on two pieces of bread a day, but is a reminder of how little we actually need. I’ve found this saying useful lately, as I’ve had urges to eat delicious food, buy more clothes, and more. […]

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

quiet

This space has been cleared, a nearly empty room.

For peace, contemplation.

I leave this quiet for you as a gift.

And as a thank you.

The dangers of reading

One of the biggest reasons I depart from my minimalist philosophy is reading. Specifically, reading about what others are doing. I read a blog post, or a magazine article, about someone doing something interesting: traveling, using a new productivity system, doing a new kind of workout, brewing artisinal coffee, making bread. And then I want […]

minimalism isn’t traveling the world with nothing

I read a post recently where a blogger and commenters were talking about how minimalism sucks, because owning nothing and traveling the world with nothing but a small suitcase means you’d never have savings or a safe home for your kids. Well. There are a couple issues here to discuss. First, the kind of minimalism […]

as happy as possible

I believe I’m as happy as it is possible to be. I’m not crying out in ecstatic pleasure, or streaming tears of joy, but I am very happy. It’s not a peak of happiness, but a plateau of happiness that can go on for as long as I live. This is a happiness I wish […]