Duane Elgin

A Quote by Duane Elgin on simplicity, simple life, and rich

The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way what is outwardly simple and inwardly rich.

Duane Elgin

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Duane Elgin on voluntary simplicity

Voluntary simplicity involves both inner and outer condition. It means singleness of purpose, sincerity and honesty within, as well as avoidance of exterior clutter, of many possessions irrelevant to the chief purpose of life. It means an ordering and guiding of our energy and our desires, a partial restraint in some directions in order to secure greater abundance of life in other directions. It involves a deliberate organization of life for a purpose. Of course, as different people have different purposes in life, what is relevant to the purpose of one person might not be relevant to the purpose of another....The degree of simplification is a matter for each individual to settle for himself.

Duane Elgin

Source: "Voluntary Simplicity " by Duane Elgin

Contributed by: ~Kes

A Quote by Duane Elgin on living, universe, and alive

Is the universe dead or alive at it's foundation?

This is a powerful question. Be prepared for strong points of view; people often have an immediate response. Some people view the universe as non-living at the foundations, see space as empty, matter as inert, and believe that we as living creatures have evolved from empty space and inert matter. “It is nothing more than fantasy and superstition to think the whole universe is alive.” Other people respond instantly, saying, “Of course it's alive, how could you think otherwise? It is incomprehensible that the experiences of awe evoked by the universe could arise unless the universe around us is alive.”

Duane Elgin

Source: The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (BK Life (Paperback)), Pages: 195

Contributed by: Siona

Syndicate content