- July 12 -

Simplicity Day

July 12 is Simplicity Day. Voluntary simplicity is a not a new concept. In fact it speaks to ancient wisdom that our societies seem to have lost in modern times. Choosing to live a life of simplicity is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based on three key...

Simplicity Day

July 12 is Simplicity Day. Voluntary simplicity is a not a new concept. In fact it speaks to ancient wisdom that our societies seem to have lost in modern times. Choosing to live a life of simplicity is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based on three key elements - ecological awareness, frugal consumption and personal growth, voluntary simplicity is helping people change their lives and collectively helping to create a better world. July 12, the birthdate of Henry David Thoreau, is the perfect opportunity to help raise awareness in your community about the benefits of simplicity.

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817. As an author, naturalist, philosopher, historian, tax resister, and more, Thoreau advocated a life of simplicity. He asserted that, “as you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” These same principles fueled Duane Elgins’ Voluntary Simplicity, published in 1981. The book updated an ancient concept — the idea of living in balance. Elgin suggested that, in order to gain true balance, we must focus on three elements: ecological awareness, frugal consumption, and personal growth. Simplicity Day, aptly celebrated on Thoreau’s birthday, champions these same beliefs and encourages individuals everywhere to tune into nature, enjoy the simple things in life, and strive for balance.
Source:
http://oshollidays.homestead.com/Simplify/SIMPLICITY.html
http://theyearoflivingunofficially.com/07/12/simplicity-day/

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