Simple living as a conscious choice is called voluntary simplicity. Converting to simple living is without a doubt one of the most impacting decisions we can make for the world and for ourselves, though not always easy. May these resources inspire you in your quest.
Some simple life quotes:
“Be real and then it’s simple. Be simple and then it’s real.” Cuckoo Zen
“When you love, life becomes simple.” J. Krishnamurti
“Live simply that others may simply live.” Mohandas Gandhi
“After more than 30 years of living simply and giving away a million dollars to more than 800 organizations, here’s my short statement of what simplicity means: It refers to a quality of relationship with self, money, things, people and the Earth. It’s a quality of attentiveness, responsiveness, directness, honesty, and respect.” Vicki Robin, Author of “Your Money or Your Life”
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. The incessant anxiety and strain is a well nigh incurable form of disease. One has no time to be anything but a machine. It is a fool’s life. I am convinced from experience that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.” Henry David Thoreau