We can work to change public policy, electing leaders who are honest + progressive.
We can show respect for love.
To save our planet we can stop thoughtless waste.
We can share resources.
All these gestures show a respect + a gratitude for life.
When we value the delaying of gratification
+ take responsibility for our actions,
we simplify our emotional universe.
Living simply makes loving simple.
The choice to live simply necessarily enhances our capacity to love.
It is the way we learn to practice compassion,
daily affirming our connection to a world community.