NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY
Author, naturalist, philosopher, historian, tax resister, abolitionist, development critic, surveyor, and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817. National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th in his honor. Thoreau was an advocate for living a life of simplicity.
Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) is well-known, by many, for his book “Walden”, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. He asserted that:
“ as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex”.
In our fast, ever-increasing busy lifestyles, National Simplicity Day is the time to, take a step back and begin to simplify our lives. One can start by slowing down, tuning into nature, enjoying the simple things in life, decluttering and striving for balance. Once you have done this, you can begin to enjoy the many stress-reducing pleasures and benefits of a simple lifestyle.
“Choosing to live a life of simplicity is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based on three key elements – ecological awareness, frugal consumption and personal growth, voluntary simplicity is helping people change their lives and collectively helping to create a better world.”
Do or stop doing things to simplify your day. Post on social media using #NationalSimplicityDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.
Four Pillars offers many services to support personal growth. Our bookstore has a wide selection of mind/body/spirit topics, and we offer many unique workshops based on similar ideas. Get your balance and be guided to a life of simplicity and self-care at Four Pillars.