Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 168

This is the daily exploration for Thursday, June 16, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF SIMPLICITY


+ Here are three of the goals of The Center for a New American Dream:

·         Inspiring, engaging, and challenging Americans to re-examine their cultural values on consumption and consumerism and initiating a new national conversation around what “the good life” and the “American dream” mean.
·         Providing tools and support to families, citizens, and activists to counter our consumerist culture and to create new social norms about how to have a high quality of life and a reduced ecological footprint.
·         Providing tools and support to community members to create local initiatives that build local capacity and leadership, increase environmental sustainability, and foster greater livability and vitality.

+ I discovered this website several years ago and have all too rarely returned to it.  I am grateful for the many people who have come to realize and are coming to realize that Gandhi got it right when he said: “There is enough for everybody’s need but not for everybody’s greed.”  What’s happening where you are to “increase environmental sustainability, and foster greater livability and vitality?” If we can find our way to achieve simplicity we can renew the face of the earth and feel good about being human, called by God to take care of the planet. 

+ Simplicity is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Simplicity in their Search Engine and you come up with 314 items including 117 quotes, 156 books, 11 practices, 9 teachers, 1 arts link, 11 e-courses, 7 films and 1 blog as of 6/4/16.  Go to http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/search/?q=Simplicity

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Simplicity Page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Simplicity” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to http://abundancetrek.com/sepostsaccess.html

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