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    I'm not exactly familiar with the concept of voluntary simplicity. Could someone give me a bit more explanation? How does one begin to live "the simple life" (no Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie included )? I don't quite understand and would love a bit of info! Thanks!

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    How does one begin - by looking at everything in your life and seeing whats important and what isn't. By decluttering not just your stuff, but your thoughts too. By learning to say no and not feel guilty about it. By learning to take one day at a time, one moment at a time. By learning to enjoy the moment you in. And I think by learning to be content in ALL situations.

    Two of the best books on it is The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs and Frugal Luxuries by Tracie McBride. The Simple Living Guide will help you start and Frugal Luxuries will teach you how to be and yet how to live with beauty surrounding you. Sometimes we declutter so much we forget that beauty is good for the soul.

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    Great answer CJ.

    I'd like to add that you've already started, just by being here. Now all you need to do is what CJ advised and you'll find that as you go about organising, decluttering, slowing down, not consuming, living each moment and appreciating what you have - both inside you and around you, you'll slowly work out a plan that will suit you. Everyone's different. Good luck, Rawiya. I wish you well.

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