The impetus for this podcast came when TCGP cohost Lee Van Ham was one of the presenters at “Seeking Simplicity: A Workshop for the Soul and the Planet,” hosted at St. Paul’s Cathedral in January, 2016. The search for simplicity, not austerity, can get us closer to using only the capacities of our one planet instead of several. Yet, just what simplicity is varies widely; what size fits you? And does your size fit the planet?
Many questions arise. What does simplicity mean amid the complexity of our lives—our calendars, relationships, and finances? Shall we think of seeking simplicity as something we do if we have time for it or is it a necessity? Does seeking simplicity converge with seeking ecological sustainability? If I seek simplicity, will I save money? Is simplicity just about doing without or is there an elegance in frugality? Is simplicity primarily a spiritual discipline or an economic one?
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