Thursday, December 15, 2005

Voluntary simplicity courses

In the holiday season it's worth considering whether the holidays are supposed to be about consumerism or...? I don't see in the source of the season, namely Christs teachings, that it's about consumerism. In fact Jesus is known for living in a simple manner (though, as Ron Roth points out, there was enough money among Jesus's associates they needed a treasurer).

Voluntary simplicity is about choosing to own fewer things. There's a whole slew of benefits to voluntary simplicity from having more time in your life to having extra money that you can use to create financial security.

Both http://www.nwei.org./ and http://www.simpleliving.net/ offer training and other resources on voluntary simplicity.