Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly

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Guided by the philosophy that we behave from the wellspring of our hearts, Vogt reaches beyond the superficial problem of too much stuff to the root problem – our core beliefs about material accumulation. Rather than devising a system of organization for cleaning out closets and gradually filling them up again, a real framework is provided for changing mind patterns. Unlike most self-focused de-cluttering books, the focus is shifted from ME, and the reader is directed to look outward: how does a material-heavy lifestyle impact the environment? How does it impact or hamper our standards of generosity? What can be done to benefit others by changing the way we live? What can be done to increase justice, community, and better livelihoods for all?

Turning our eyes from ourselves and focusing on others is what drives the core of this book, and the end result is that you DO gain positive life-changing benefits – but you bless your community and the world in the process. By constantly re-evaluating our assumptions and attitude, readers are forced to dig deeper into the heart of our Need for More, to find the real prize and keep our eye on it. “Long hours at work can steal time from our families, and for what? To get more stuff?” Somehow, she achieves all this without ever waxing preachy, making for a refreshing and inspiring read.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 122 pages
Publisher Loyola Press
Publish Date 2013-Dec-01
ISBN 9780829439021 Buy this Book
Issue February 2014
Category Self-Help


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