Hey look, I get it. On some levels, Twitter is the exact opposite of simplicity. Its offering of non-stop information often clutters the mind with distraction and nonsense. It allows voices to speak into our lives that we know little about other than the image they have created online. It adds more media. And by its very definition forces us to rely on another shining rectangle for stimulation.
On the other hand, it can be a valuable tool in encouraging simplicity. In a world that constantly bombards us with messages of “more is better” and “new and improved,” it can be helpful to draw motivation from like-minded individuals who are seeking a life of minimalism and simplicity. The micro-blogging platform forces thoughts to be condensed into a weighty 140 characters. And the encouragement can be available at a moment’s notice.
With that in mind, here are eight tweeters that continue to encourage simplicity in my life.
The following tweeters (in alphabetical order) were selected because their tweets are unique, profound, thought-provoking, and call us to consider the invisible things of life. In addition, their tweets tend to be more minimal and less self-promoting than others. And while this post is not a blanket approval for every message they send out, they will encourage you to embrace simplicity in your life.
Leo Babauta. (@zen_habits)
Dave Bruno. (@guynameddave).
Dalai Lama. (@DalaiLama)
- We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively cultivate the antidotes: patience and tolerance. src
- If you make your best effort to be kinder, nurture compassion, make the world a better place, then you can say ‘At least I’ve done my best’. src
- We must insist on the observation that my right to happiness carries no more weight than others’ similar right. src
Debbie Ford. (@Debbie_Ford)
Stephen Mills. (@RatRaceTrap)
The Mindfulist HQ. (@themindfulist)
Naomi Seldin. (@SimplerLiving)
- The cover of Oprah’s latest issue says if I buy it, I can have my ideal body. So now her magazine comes with a free time machine? Awesome. src.
Tiny Buddha. (@tinybuddha)
The world of Twitter is nearly infinite. For that reason, I chose to focus on only 8 that encourage simplicity. There are surely more that encourage you. And I’d love to hear about them if you would kindly post them below in the comment section along with the reason why you included them.
By the way, I also like to think my Twitter feed is worth following as well (@joshua_becker).