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Living simply - why is it so complicated?

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Live simply, it sounds so easy. For serenity, spiritual expanse. For an existence that finds its freedom in restriction. After balance, overview, hold. But whoever tries to establish such an existence in the long term quickly fails because of the realities of everyday life - and also to oneself. How do without in a world that is constantly promoting new things? How balanced is it when desire and pleasure - not to mention the demands of others - permanently disturb inner calm? The philosophy shows three ways to a simple life: Only practice leads us to lightness. The secret of a fulfilled existence is emptiness. Seeing the essentials requires self-knowledge. Asceticism, minimalism, authenticity: simplicity begins in us.

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