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Mental Minimalism
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While minimalism may sometimes seem trendy, the reality is that the lifestyle has been around for centuries. Indeed, ancient philosophies touted the importance of Less Is More living as a means of finding inner peace amidst frenetic daily life.

Today I speak with author Jessie Kanzer about first steps toward mental minimalism. Jessie argues that you don’t have to be a Zen master to simplify your cognitions and reduce unnecessary internal chatter; she argues too that enlightenment is about first learning to lighten up.


Here’s a preview:

[3:45] Minimalism isn’t a trend, it’s an ancient lifestyle

[10:30] Learning to slow down and be still in an achievement-based world

[16:15] How to get in touch with your Observer Self

[19:30] Taming our “monkey brains” as a means of enjoying little life moments

[21:15] What to do the next time life feels discombobulated



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