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Published August 6th 2016
Do you want a life with more meaning and less stuff?
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things has just been released online on Vimeo. It's an indie documentary about living with less by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, the authors of the popular The Minimalists website.
The documentary follows Joshua and Ryan around America on their world-wide book tour of 'Everything Remains'. They interview other minimalists and gradually gain more publicity and sell-out crowds to their presentations. It's a message of living a meaningful life with less stuff.
I loved hearing the stories of how other people interpret the idea of minimalism. For many people it's about giving or selling their excess stuff. They then buy less and are more conscience of their buying habits. For some people it may include moving to a tiny house. Minimalism means different things to different people.
Leo Babauta of Zen Habits talks about living simply with a wife and six kids. Colin Wright constantly travels around the world and lives with only 51 essential things in his suitcase. Courtney from Project 333 talks about her minimalist fashion challenge of dressing with only 33 items or less for 3 months. Dan Harris talks about his on air panic attack and how he discovered the benefits of meditation.
Next time you want to buy something, ask yourself 'Is this adding value to my life?' The documentary will challenge you to redefine your idea about success and curb your appetite for buying and accumulating more things.
I love the message of the Minimalism documentary. I would have liked to see a tighter edit, with some of the earlier parts left out and replaced with longer snippets of the interviews. If you are new to the concept of minimalism, the authors have a fantastic and inspiring TED talk called 'A rich life with less stuff'.
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their 4 million readers as "The Minimalists," are bestselling authors and international speakers who share their message about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Visit the authors online at TheMinimalists.com.