Simplicity refers to a lifestyle that is focussed on the essentials. It might suggest living with less money or material goods, living closer to nature, purchasing goods that are in a more natural state or produced locally, or living more lightly on the planet. Simplicity often has a more spiritual or meditative aspect that you typically find with minimalism. Simple does not necessarily mean "easy". A conscious decision to lead a simple lifestyle has its own challenges. 

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Simplicity Made Easy
By Jennifer Kavanagh

Publisher's Description
In folk history and religion, from the Shakers to Zen, simplicity has generally been considered a good thing. Our own motivation may be to leave a smaller carbon footprint, to express a compassionate solidarity with those who have least; or simply to downsize. Whatever our concern, it is likely that the motivation to live a simpler life will spring from within. At heart, simplicity is a focus on what matters. Reducing the clutter in our lives, whether in material objects, use of time or money, or in our religious practices, leads to an increased clarity of vision and a focus; a view of life and its priorities that is in itself simple. Step by step we can move towards a state in which our attitudes and life are all of a piece, integrated and made one. Simplicity is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. With this inspiring book, discover how simplicity can become a way of life.

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voluntary-simplicityVoluntary Simplicity
Duane Elgin

Voluntary Simplicity is not a book about living in poverty; it is a book about living with balance. Elgin illuminates the changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives-adjustments in day-to-day living that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. By embracing the tenets of voluntary simplicity-frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth-people can change their lives and, in the process, save our planet.



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