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"Be Aware: it's simplicity itself"

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Explains the concept of "voluntary simplicity" and gives examples of how it works and how it benefits everyone.

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    4. Pearls Before Swine
    5. Running from the War

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    7. The Spirit of Giving
    8. Strange New World
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   10. The Progressive Cliff

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I've traveled here today specifically to share with you an idea I've been living since 1991 or so.

Some of you may have heard of it. Some of you may be living it.

The idea is known as downshifting or voluntary simplicity.



There are many ways to define downshifting and voluntary simplicity.

The emphasis is on simplifying your life. This might include:
  1. Reducing possessions
  2. Decreasing consumption
  3. Being satisfied with what you have
  4. Increasing time spent with family, friends, on hobbies
As you can see, a person's motivation can be: Financial, environmental, spiritual, social, community, and a lot of others.

In the old days, this was called, "Checking out of the rat race."

Whatever it's called, it focuses on boosting the quality of your life.

What does it involve?

More than anything, it involves becoming more aware of the choices you make, the consequences of those choices, and the actions you take as a result.

Socrates said, The unexamined life ain't worth living.

Let me help you understand downshifting and voluntary simplicity by using the simple example of buying locally grown food like you find at farmers markets:

You pick up an article and read that conventionally grown food sold in supermarkets intensively uses lots of petroleum to grow it, transport it, and package it. At the same time, this farming doesn't return anything to the soil, so the food itself has less nutrients. And, farmers themselves don't get much of the retail dollar you spend. It's a huge complicated web of activity to get you your tomatoes and your broccoli.

With this awareness, you start buying organic locally grown produce at the farmers market. Your action decreases the need for lots of things, making them simpler.

  1. The farmer makes more money per customer.
  2. You get food with more nutrition in it.
  3. Petroleum use is reduced -- with less impact on global warming and landfills from excessive packaging.
  4. Wear and tear on the roads is reduced -- reducing the need for tax funds to repair them.
  5. And you'll have conversations with the farmers at the market. Much more than:
    "Paper or plastic?
    Cash or credit?
    Next!"
Downshifting or voluntary simplicity works like that, simplifying the huge complicated web we're all in.

Let me give you a few real examples -- from my life -- so you see how voluntary simplicity simplifies things and makes more time and money available to enjoy the little things:
  1. Work: I work from home. Thus, I don't need a work wardrobe, nor to spend time getting to and from a workplace.
  2. Car: I have no car. Thus, I don't care about gasoline pump prices, insurance premiums, parking, maintenance and repair, washing and waxing, etc. etc.
  3. Food: I'm a vegetarian -- I only eat healthy plants and seeds. My food budget is tiny.
  4. Neighbors: I visit with folks in the neighborhood nearly every day, and I know about 120 people by name in my neighborhood. And I know the names of their dogs, cats ... and kids.
  5. Exercise: I walk 20 to 60 minutes per day. No need for a gym membership.
  6. Medical: I haven't visited a doctor -- or had the need to -- since 2000.
I have more time to do what I want when I want. AND ...

I do all of this and more for a tiny amount. I can and do live wonderfully on $11 an hour, minimum wage in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the US.

The greatest benefit is this: You end up growing as a person. You'll make more choices that support who you are and what you want. More important, you'll get to understand yourself much better. You'll know what you want.

Isn't that reason enough?



In my mid 20s, I was trapped in that web of complication: with mortgage, office lease, equipment, supplies, my staff to oversee, clients in 13 countries, colleagues, contractors and suppliers, an aging parent, a girlfriend who deserved more attention, and on and on.

It was simply the strong desire to have a life with greater meaning -- and where I had more control -- that led me to take the simple first step. And that's something you can do, too.

That step is: To examine your choices and what you're doing. To be more aware of yourself.

You can start along the road to a simpler life with greater meaning. One where you have more time for your spouse, your children, your friends -- even your neighbors. And their dogs.

Don't wait for a midlife crisis.

Take heed of Socrates' wise words. Examine your life. Just be aware of it. And make it more worth living. Very simply.

Just take the first step. By being more aware.

 



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You get: 2 New Lifestyle Speeches:
    1. Be Aware: It's Simplicity Itself
    2. Lest We Capitalists Forget

You get: 3 Inspirational Speeches:
    3. A Wakeup Call
    4. Pearls Before Swine
    5. Running from the War

You get: 5 Humorous Speeches:
    6. Magically, Mysteriously, Mystically ...
    7. The Spirit of Giving
    8. Strange New World
    9. The Light Out There: a true story
   10. The Progressive Cliff

Priced individually, these 10 speeches total $44.70. But they're yours for ...

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You get: 2 New Lifestyle Speeches:
    1. Be Aware: It's Simplicity Itself
    2. Lest We Capitalists Forget

You get: 3 Inspirational Speeches:
    3. A Wakeup Call
    4. Pearls Before Swine
    5. Running from the War

Priced individually, these 5 speeches total $22.35. But they're yours for ...

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Be Aware: It's Simplicity Itself

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6 Speeches (3-Pack Inspirational Speeches) + (3-Pack Humorous Speeches): ORDER NOW!


 

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