Friday, September 26, 2008

Simple Resources

The simple living movement has become popular. There are hundreds of books, magazines, websites... It has become an industry unto itself--and quite ironically, has become very commercialized. You can clutter your house with simple living resources!

To illustrate simplicity, I will mention one book and one website here.

One book is the classic, Voluntary Simplicity, by Duane Elgin. The website is The Simple Living Network.

You should be able to take it from here. It's simple...

Quote of the day: "Voluntary simplicity involves both inner and outer condition. It means singleness of purpose, sincerity and honesty within, as well as avoidance of exterior clutter, of many possessions irrelevant to the chief purpose of life. It means an ordering and guiding of our energy and our desires, a partial restraint in some directions in order to secure a greater abundance of life in other directions. It involves a deliberate organization of life for a purpose. ... The degree of simplification is a matter for each individual to settle for himself." - Richard Gregg
Word (or phrase) of the day: Localvore
Hero(es) of the day: June Jordan


CrackerLilo said...

I always thought the volume of "simpler living" resources was rather ironic. :-) And in so many of them, the answer always involves shopping!

Of course, given what the market and our Congress are doing, I think we'll all be interested in learning how to do more with less soon.

MoonRaven said...

Thanks for your astute comment, CL. You are so on target. 'Shopping for simplicity' probably belongs up there with 'warfare for peace'. And, ironically, Congress and Wall Street may very well encourage us all to live simpler.