To portray the richness of simplicity as a theme for healthy living, here are eight different flowerings that I see growing consciously in the "garden of simplicity."
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Simplicity creates the opportunity for greater fulfillment in work, meaningful connection with others, feelings of kinship with all life, and awe of a living universe. This is a rich way of life.
Imagine roads with 10 percent less traffic; imagine accident reports that are 10 percent lower; imagine having to take the car in for service 10 percent less often.
No one warns us about entering into a relationship with an unsuitable bathing suit or bicycle as they would with a unsuitable partner, but I think someone should.
What many "locavores" and "foodies" don't know is that a very similar movement has been going on for decades on the other side of the party.
The concept of enough-ness applied by each person to her or his own life is the key to our economic and spiritual recovery plan. Each of us gets to decide what's enough for ourselves -- and not for anyone else.
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