The chaotic modern life easily draws us into the infinite whirl of materialism. So, how to live peacefully and happily? Maybe the minimalist lifestyle is the answer you are always looking for.
In fact, the trend of reducing the load of life has originated since ancient times. It does not weaken or disappear, only change its appearance to suit each period. Over time, this lifestyle gradually spread widely.
In Japan, the simple lifestyle (Danshari) originated from Zen Buddhism. The Zen philosophy philosophy says that the less people are bound by material things, the more peaceful and light their spiritual life will become. Practicing this lifestyle, the Japanese people actively reduce unnecessary equipment to invest time and energy in other sustainable values in life.
Minimalism is a famous art movement of New York City in the early 1960s. As the name implies, this focus is on streamlining design, decoration and shaping lines. Although simple, the overall structure of the work must be elegant, harmonious, balanced and not arbitrary, sloppy. Besides the wide applications in film, architecture, graphics, photography, fashion, minimalism has quickly become a popular life philosophy around the world.
Minimalism is a refinement that eliminates the secondary and focuses on the things that really matter. This philosophy brings a calmer, more open and optimistic view of work and life, and helps us to build a healthy lifestyle, find peace of mind and enjoy a free life.
- BUILDING THE MIND OF SPIRIT AND A FEELING OF BINH AN
Most of us depend too much on personal items or modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, televisions. Owning many valuable assets makes people vulnerable to stress and anxiety for fear of forgetting or losing them.
The minimalist way of life allows us to simplify life and separate ourselves from the inherent ties to unnecessary furniture. Obviously, the less material you possess, the more comfortable you will feel. Minimalism is therefore a very effective way to promote mental health.