High Thinking and Simple Living
Minimalism is not about depriving yourself or making do with less than necessary. Minimalism is about identifying what is important and focusing on the essential. It is about removing what is superfluous to free up valuable time and space for what is significant.
Minimalism helps us avoid living beyond our means. It allows us to hone in on what is most important to us. It gives us freedom to be our true selves. Only by letting go of everything that does not serve us can we truly cherish everything that takes us higher.
Minimalism need not be difficult to incorporate into everyday life for any lifestyle. It just requires being mindful of things and actively making decisions that are consistent with ones core values. Less clutter and possessions can have a profound effect.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy