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Aletheia.VA
05-01-2015, 10:34
New post from unboundroutes.com (http://unboundroutes.com) !

What does minimalism mean for you? How do you strive to move toward a minimalism of the mind? :)

4eyedbuzzard
05-01-2015, 10:50
I always liked this excerpt from Joseph Meeker's essay, Wisdom and Wilderness http://www.wisdompage.com/meekart.html (http://www.wisdompage.com/meekart.html) , especially some of the ideas I bold faced in the quote.


"Wisdom is a state of the human mind characterized by profound understanding and deep insight. It is often, but not necessarily, accompanied by extensive formal knowledge. Unschooled people can acquire wisdom, and wise people can be found among carpenters, fishermen, or housewives. Wherever it exists, wisdom shows itself as a perception of the relativity and relationships among things. It is an awareness of wholeness that does not lose sight of particularity or concreteness, or of the intricacies of interrelationships. It is where left and right brain come together in a union of logic and poetry and sensation, and where self-awareness is no longer at odds with awareness of the otherness of the world. Wisdom cannot be confined to a specialized field, nor is it an academic discipline; it is the consciousness of wholeness and integrity that transcends both. Wisdom is complexity understood and relationships accepted."

Aletheia.VA
05-01-2015, 10:59
Precisely!
I especially love this line: " It is where left and right brain come together in a union of logic and poetry and sensation, and where self-awareness is no longer at odds with awareness of the otherness of the world."
Thank you so much for sharing that and for introducing me to that site!

4eyedbuzzard
05-01-2015, 11:06
Precisely!
I especially love this line: " It is where left and right brain come together in a union of logic and poetry and sensation, and where self-awareness is no longer at odds with awareness of the otherness of the world."
Thank you so much for sharing that and for introducing me to that site!The linked essay page is part of a much larger website at http://www.wisdompage.com/ with a lot of interesting readings and points of view.

Wolf - 23000
05-01-2015, 13:14
As someone who travels UL (base weight around 1 - 3 pounds), I look at minimalism different. Minimalist to me is no longer noticing that I have a backpack on and become part of nature. I often have to check straps to make sure that I still have a backpack on.



It is a different mindset, sense every time I add something into my pack takes me that much farther away from nature and that much closer to civilization. Each hiker choice if they want to be UL or super heavy weight. At the end of the day it all depends on what you want from your hike.
Wolf