Sobered by the economy and exhausted after a lifetime of running the rat race, I think I’ve had enough. The idea of living a simpler life is very appealing to me. I’m ready for a change.
Simple living is freedom from excess stuff and over-consumption. It’s living in a way that is outwardly simple, yet inwardly rich. It means becoming a minimalist; owning less but living more.
I don’t need gourmet coffee makers, perfect-fitting shirts, or collectible salt-and-pepper shakers. I’m teaching myself to be free of the burden of having too much. I’m deliberately trying to whittle down my “want” for possessions to what is essential. I don’t need a large home, full of things, moving them here and there, endlessly dusting. Neither do I want to pay utility bills to heat and cool rooms I never use.
To live free, I will have to let go of some things – the excess stuff. I want to explore, walk on trails through the woods, and kayak. I want healthy friendships and safe people in my life. I want to grow spiritually. To be quiet inside... and to laugh hard.
How many televisions and channels does a person need? How many apps for the iphone? Do I need a closet full of clothes that never get worn?
Simple living is a voluntary choice of reducing expenses and possessions so that you can be free to pursue experiences; things like spirituality, better health, personal interests, better friends, and quality time for family.
Go Small… Think Big… and Live More
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