minimal-life

極簡生活

We need to read it again. Words by Leo Babauta.  via: http://mnmlist.com/needless
我們醍醐灌頂。

當我越來越專註於生活時,我需要的東西就越少。

什麽才是專註於生活?那就是,我們不再關註我們的財產、社會地位、生活目標、以及那些看起來美麗的事物,而去關註真實的生活。

真實的生活包括:散步、創造、與朋友聊天、與妻子依偎在一起、與孩子們玩、吃簡單的食物、去戶外、讓自己保持靈活的狀態。

這就是生活。不是購物,不是看電視,不是趁一時的口舌之欲吃大堆油膩的甜食,卻忽略是否因為身體的需要。不是在上網瞎逛,買東西,或者試圖讓自己出名。

這些都不是生活。它們只是消費主義者們的消遣,把我們困頓在過度消費與無意識的行為當中。

當我專註於生活,所有那些偽需求都變得不再重要。

當我可以自己充滿活力地去探索世界、或者能與朋友們一起散步時,我為什麽還要去看電視?當我已經擁有所有我需要的東西,我又為什麽還要出去購物消費?–我會把時間花在與他人相處或者做創造性的事情上。做這些幾乎不需要任何東西。

我現在做的這些事—它們幾乎不需要依存任何東西。我生活著,並且需要的很

所需甚少,卻獲得極大的滿足感……這是無可比擬的回報。這是一種我從未體驗過的簡樸的生活方式。

這些天以來,除了我愛的人、一台文字編輯器,用以發布我寫作的博客,一本好書,簡單的食物,以及一些取暖的衣物和出去走走,我不需要任何東西了。

Live More, need less

by  Leo Babauta   via http://mnmlist.com/needless/

The more I focus on living, the less it seems I need.

What does it mean to focus on living? It’s a shift from caring about possessions and status and goals and beautiful things … to caring about actual life. Life includes: taking long walks, creating things, having conversations with friends, snuggling with my wife, playing with my kids, eating simple food, going outside and getting active.

That’s living. Not shopping, or watching TV, or eating loads of greasy and sweet food not for sustenance but pleasure, or being on the Internet, or ordering things online, or trying to get popular. Those things aren’t living – they’re consumerist pastimes that tend to get us caught up in overconsumption and mindlessness.

When I focus on living, all those other fake needs become less important. Why do I need television when I can go outside and explore, or get active, or take a walk with a friend? Why do I need to shop when I already have everything I need – I can spend time with someone or create, and I need very little to do that.

These things I do now — they require almost nothing. I can live, and need little.

And needing little but getting lots of satisfaction … that’s immensely rewarding. It’s an economy of resources that I’ve never experienced before.

These days, I need nothing but my loved ones, a text editor, a way to post what I create, a good book, simple plant-based food, a few clothes for warmth, and the outdoors.

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