Which spot will you choose?

Today’s post is about yoga. Having said that, I don’t intend to write about yoga poses and yoga philosophy.

The theme is “Which spot will you choose to do yoga at a yoga studio?” (The class is not full, so you can choose it freely.)

Or if you don’t do yoga, please change the situation like this… “Which seat will you choose to attend a lecture at a university?”

Did you think of your answer and reason?

It’s neither good nor bad. I just feel it seems to show our characters.

For example, a person who chooses the front row might be active, a person who chooses the middle row might not like standing out to a teacher, and a person who chooses the back row might want to look at another person’s movements etc…

Incidentally, I always choose the front row of the wall side. The reason is mainly I want to look at the teacher’s movements to check the correct alignments because I don’t understand what they say in English sometimes and I don’t want to hit a person when I spread my arms.

I think analyzing our character by ourselves is interesting to know ourselves.

What do you think of yourself?

 

Think not on what you lack…

It has passed almost 5 weeks since I came to Noosa in Australia and I have spent a very calm day everyday.

Noosa is a small beach town and it’s popular place for tourists but people who like exciting city life might feel bored if they stay here for a long time.

In fact, I feel the inconvenience sometimes, for example the number of yoga classes at the studio for a day are very few compared to the city’s one, there is no large bookstore, there is no Starbucks etc… And Noosa is too peaceful to find news for this blog, so recently I have trouble!!

I don’t intend to complain of it. I want to write what I realized under this situation.

As mentioned above, everyday is a very calm day in Noosa. The climate here is nice throughout the year, people are friendly, and we can always feel the great nature. For these reasons, I don’t feel any stress and don’t get annoyed at all while I’m staying here.

There are no stress and negative emotions in daily life. It’s a really fabulous thing, isn’t it?

I will finish writing this post with the following proverb.

“Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have.”

 

How to start a new adventure.

In 1st May 2014, I left my home country Japan and a new adventure started.

I had had an ordinary life in Japan as people usually have. Worked hard, bought many things, spent busy holiday, met many people etc… but one day I doubted about my life.

“Do I want to repeat this routine in my whole life?”

I wondered if I ought to change my way of living. In January 2013, I decided to change my life and executed the following things.

I stopped doing what I had to do. I stopped drinking alcohol for social intercourse and stopped having socializing that I had been fed up with.

At the same time I started doing what I wanted to do. I moved to a nice newly-built apartment, started working out with personal trainer, started going to an English conversation school and enjoyed wearing clothes which enhanced my charm.

My life became better little by little. I enjoyed everyday and felt satisfied with my life.

Then the happening which changed my life came to me. I met a man who had a key to step up to the next stage.

When we met, he also had started thinking to change his life. We immediately understood we were right persons for each other and decided to be together 2 weeks later we met.

After we put our each affairs straight in Japan, our adventures started in May 2014.

Our lifestyle is basically traveling, and so we don’t have a house and currently we won’t have it. We have continued this traveling life since we started.

We are travelers but we are not travelers because we stay one place as long as possible without visa and spend a time as we live there like locals.

We both are minimalists. Our things are few, so it’s easy to move from one country to the other country with small carry-on baggages.

On that day I decided to change my life, I never ever imagined this life. I just decided to live life in my own way and now I really feel free and happy.

Although people try to have a safe and secure life, sometimes it makes our life boring. As a coin has the obverse and the reverse, we also have good things and bad things in our life. They alway exist at the same time and we can’t choose only good things.

We only have one life. Never too late to start.

 

My best place, Noosa.

Noosa is a small beach town in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia.

Talking of Noosa, almost all people think of Noosa Heads. Noosa Heads is a popular spot for tourists with the stunning beach, luxury hotels, nice restaurants and shops.

Noosaville is 5 minutes drive from Noosa Heads. I’ve been staying by the Noosa River in this area. Although there are some restaurants and holiday apartments by the riverside, mainly locals live here. It’s a really calm and peaceful place.

I’m a visitor here but I’m not a visitor because I rarely go to the beach, eat out, and go for shopping as visitors usually do.

I go to yoga studio and do yoga with locals. I have a coffee latte at my favorite cafe and chat with staff and local customers. I get vegetables, fruits, and others at a supermarket and cook by myself. I go for a walk by the riverside.

The lifestyle here is not exciting like a city’s one but because of without noise, I feel everyday is fresh, I’m impressed with various things even if it’s a very tiny thing, and best of all my mind feels free.

Noosa makes me come back here anytime.

 

Everybody has the possibility to become a Minimalist.

When you try to become a Minimalist, what will you do first?

Will you read some books about minimalism? or will you throw all your things away immediately? or……??

If you try to do this, sooner or later you’ll have many things again.

Becoming a Minimalist is NOT difficult. Everybody has the possibility to become a Minimalist. We just need to understand some points and to have a life with a sense of purpose.

Point 1 : Know your things clearly.

How many T-shirts do you have? What is there in a small drawer of a cabinet?

If you can’t answer these kinds of questions quickly, I recommend to check all your things. You’ll find things you have forgotten completely and be surprised at the amount of it. And you won’t have a mistake to get the same or similar things anymore.

Point 2 : Have only things you need definitely.

Do you need all of the things you have now?

If you have something you haven’t used for a long time or are waiting for an opportunity to use, unfortunately you won’t use it in the future. And you’ll know what you need definitely.

Point 3 : Get only things you really want.

When you get something, do you really want it? And do you think well if you really need it or not?

If you get something out of habit, you’ll just waste of your time and money. If you have a sense of purpose to get something, you’ll be able to choose it carefully anytime.

 

All points are quite simple and everybody can try it.

Would you like to try?

Good luck and have fun!!

 

I don’t have a mobile phone.

I haven’t had a mobile phone more than 2 years.

And almost all people didn’t have a mobile phone more than 20 years ago.

 

Do you remember the feelings when you miss someone you can’t meet for long time?

Do you remember the feelings when you enjoy spending a time with someone just now?

Do you remember the feelings when you feel inside yourself without noise?

Do you remember the feelings……?

 

I don’t have a mobile phone.

But I can listen to my heart.