Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert; he’s just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecure, and constantly comparing himself to others―until one day he decided to change his life by reducing his possessions to the bare minimum. The benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his “stuff,” Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace of mind, and appreciation for the present moment.
Goodbye, Things explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how the new minimalist movement will not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. Along the way, Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering tips on the minimizing process and revealing the profound ways he has changed since he got rid of everything he didn’t need. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
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Love Marie Kondo? Get ready, because there’s a new declutterer in town. Fumio Sasaki isn’t a multimedia celebrity, just a guy from Tokyo whose personal story is wonderfully inspiring. In this no-words-wasted audiobook, Sasaki teaches us the art of danshari, which involves eliminating unnecessary items from your life. Narrator Keith Szarabajka’s confident, unhurried delivery walks us through the compelling story of how Sasaki found happiness by learning to live with less. The writer’s vivid descriptions of his pre-minimalist existence, full of bad habits and lots of unnecessary junk, feel all too familiar, and hearing how the choice to eliminate excess from his life helped Sasaki’s mind, body, and spirit left us wanting in on this philosophy. Sasaki offers plenty of easy-to-grasp instructions for embracing a version of minimalism that works for you. No, you don’t have to live like a monk—your path to happiness might start with letting go of that crate of old cables and remotes stuck in your closet.
Easy to listen to. I can listen to again and again. The concepts around minimalism are well explained and offer practical reasons along side the idealistic benefits for choosing to reduce.