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Tossing away possessions, limiting spending and decluttering your scheduled are great first steps when it comes to simplifying your life. Dozens of books have been written on similar outward changes aimed at making life less complicated. The problem with outside simplicity is that our lives can still be overly complicated.
Joshua Becker’s new book, Inside Out Simplicity talks about how to make a more profound and lasting change by simplifying from the inside out. This ebook shares about making changes to our inner selves that can result in lasting simplicity.
Benefit to Reader
Inside Out Simplicity takes you through the various areas of our lives that can benefit from simplicity. It gives succinct instructions on areas to think about and focus on to give yourself lasting change.
- Title: Inside Out Simplicity
- Author: Joshua Becker
- Copyright: 2010
- Format: downloadable ebook Buy Now!
It’s All About Relationships
One of the reasons people fail to make lasting changes when they simplify their lives is because they are just moving stuff around. In order to make a lasting change, you have to change your relationship to the stuff. After all, getting rid of widgets isn’t going to make much of a difference if they are replaced with other widgets.
The book talks about various relationships, and how changing these relationships have a profound impact on the level of simplicity in your life. But topping the list is not our relationship with stuff. It’s our relationship with ourselves. Many people (myself included) will try to buy things to make themselves feel different. I am always convinced I will write more if I find the perfect pen, for example. So until I address the relationship and reality I have with myself and writing, I will continue to buy pens, even though in the back of my head I know it will make no difference.
The book walks you through a series of relationships, from ourselves to others to our family member and finally onto our stuff. From there the book goes into other areas that matter: words, sexuality and spirituality.
Not for People Seeking Fluff or Quick Fixes
I admire the material put forth in this book, because it cuts to the bottom line of making lasting change in our lives without being preachy. But the material in the book is not for those looking for a quick fix. The foundations of lasting change take hard work, and a willingness to look deeply at ourselves.
Simplicity in the Book
The book itself is a showcase of simplicity. The words are to the point, yet gentle and understanding. In fact, Joshua Becker makes a point of saying at the front of the book that he is not perfect, that he doesn’t believe he is superior to anyone, that it is not too difficult, and that he expects disagreement. That’s a pretty big admission from an author, if you think about it.
He then goes on to explain what simplicity is, and how it runs counter to our modern culture. Yet during this section, and the whole book, he lays out his conclusions backed with his logic. Straightforward and plain spoken, and simple.
If you are interested in truly making your life simpler, and not just getting rid of stuff, I urge you to buy and read this book. You have nothing to lose — it comes with a 90-day money back guarantee.
The book takes a slant on simplicity I have seen in no other book, while remaining achievable. Read the book, take some time to think and apply some small changes, and you will find yourself on a path to a simpler life.