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#362: Rethinking Your Relationship to 'Stuff' | The Minimalists + Oren Jay Sofer

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5 Jul 2021

1hr 9mins

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#362: Rethinking Your Relationship to 'Stuff' | The Minimalists + Oren Jay Sofer

5 Jul 2021

1hr 9mins

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Quote

"Love people, use things. The opposite doesn't work."

Ideas

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If you always need more, you'll never have enough.
The things you own end up owning you.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's important things, which aren't things at all.

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If you always need more, you'll never have enough.
The things you own end up owning you.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's important things, which aren't things at all.

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We need to investigate and look into the limits and dangers not of sense pleasure itself but of our unexamined relationship to it.
Fundamentally, sensory pleasure is limited. It's something that always passes. The nature of it is that it's a cycle, there's anticipation, and then a high, and then it fades.

And once it s to fade, we looking for the next hit. The danger isn't that pleasures don't last, but that with every experience we're digging ourselves deeper into the cycle of only seeking pleasure to be happy.

If we don't properly understand our relationship to pleasure, we'll all end up becoming addicted to just satisfying our pleasures.

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We need to investigate and look into the limits and dangers not of sense pleasure itself but of our unexamined relationship to it.
Fundamentally, sensory pleasure is limited. It's something that always passes. The nature of it is that it's a cycle, there's anticipation, and then a high, and then it fades.

And once it s to fade, we looking for the next hit. The danger isn't that pleasures don't last, but that with every experience we're digging ourselves deeper into the cycle of only seeking pleasure to be happy.

If we don't properly understand our relationship to pleasure, we'll all end up becoming addicted to just satisfying our pleasures.

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What you want to aim for is the detachment from the cycle of pleasure and finding a deeper kind of well being and satisfaction.
The beauty and gift of detachment to pleasure is that it's not like you stop experiencing pleasure, all the beauty and pleasure from art, love and life is still there for you to enjoy, but you free yourself from chasing after it, the pleasures come through us as opposed to keeping us hostage.

You can enjoy pleasure without becoming attached to it being the source of your wellbeing.

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What you want to aim for is the detachment from the cycle of pleasure and finding a deeper kind of well being and satisfaction.
The beauty and gift of detachment to pleasure is that it's not like you stop experiencing pleasure, all the beauty and pleasure from art, love and life is still there for you to enjoy, but you free yourself from chasing after it, the pleasures come through us as opposed to keeping us hostage.

You can enjoy pleasure without becoming attached to it being the source of your wellbeing.

Questions

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Can you think of a pleasure where you may have an attachment to?

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Can you think of a pleasure where you may have an attachment to?

What else is in the episode

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Understanding the why when it comes to minimalism

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Understanding the why when it comes to minimalism

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The freedom that they say comes from living with less

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The freedom that they say comes from living with less

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Rethinking your relationship to stuff

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Rethinking your relationship to stuff

Who are The Minimalists?

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Made up of Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus who are authors, podcasters, filmmakers, and public speakers that promote a minimalist lifestyle as well as Oren Jay Sofer, who is an author and meditation teacher.

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Made up of Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus who are authors, podcasters, filmmakers, and public speakers that promote a minimalist lifestyle as well as Oren Jay Sofer, who is an author and meditation teacher.

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