5 Ways Simple Living Creates Stillness

The Journey to Minimalism

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“Sitting still is a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it; I’d seldom thought of it like that.  Going nowhere as a way of cutting through the noise and finding fresh time and energy to share with others; I’d sometimes moved toward the idea, but it had never come home to me so powerfully as in the example of this man who seemed to have everything, yet found his happiness, his freedom in giving everything up.”  – Pico Iyer in “The Art of Stillness”

Sometimes people ask me why our family chose to live more simply.

Have you ever gone in a forest and felt so lost in nature that nothing else could be more relaxing and beautiful?  It is the feeling of complete disconnectedness, often lost in the modern world.  This feeling quiets the world for a minute.  In an age of cell phones, technology…

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