Journey, In viaggio col dolore

17. FLASH. Going to the essence. Minimalism.

In the previous episode, I wrote:
Assisting my parents had brought me into the dimension of service and the 'timeless' where many everyday things are not that important. It goes straight to the essence of life, of that of the sick person and one's own.
Going to the essence, leaving aside the 'trifles' was a new but also familiar experience. Fresh because I had enjoyed the comfort, beauty, and ease in my life as a privileged bourgeois girl.  But even natural because my parents, who lived the Second World War, taught me not to depend on need and want a thing, a particular toy, guiding me from an early age to recognize the important stuff from the lesser ones.
And in any case, I have always had this thing of essentiality somewhere inside. It took me some time to put it into practice to express myself, but today I can say that I am gradually embracing Minimalism.
What is valuable to me? It is a question I ask myself almost every day to keep only the things that add something to my life NOW. I'm looking for an answer for everything: clothes, bags, jewels, my well-being and health, food, people (who supports me, who takes away my energy), music, movies, books, cultural stimuli, influential people that I love to follow because they inspire me, in which socials spend my time. And, of course, even about more profound choices. It is beautiful to feel so much space around and within you!
Here are some ideas to learn about the movement created by 'The minimalists', Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, two friends and former work colleagues who have left careers with 6-figure salaries to work together, embrace and spread this lifestyle.
TED TALKS - The art of letting go
NETFLIX - Minimalism: a documentary about the important things. An exciting documentary about Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus tells their personal experience, how the whole story was born, and how they spread this movement. is their site - By subscribing to the newsletter, you have valuable content as a gift to get started. One is free Minimalist Rulebook: 16 Rules for Living with Less.
From 1 January 2021, a new documentary produced by Netflix - Minimalism, less is now.