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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 181 | Mindful

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about the most precious kind of freedom—awareness—as well as intentional living, mindfulness, meditation, and purpose with neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris, and they answer the following questions:

  • Is minimalism a practical lifestyle given today’s chaotic world?
  • What does it mean to live a meaningful life, and how can mindfulness help?
  • How can mindfulness ultimately help me determine and pursue my life’s purpose?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “A meaningful life exists at the confluence of one’s values and actions.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The well-lived life is a value-driven life.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “If life has a purpose, it involves suffering and problem-solving.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “If you’re suffering, then you’re lost in thought.” —Sam Harris

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