You would think that making the decision to live more simply would not be that complicated. Obviously you don't know me very well. When I make major life decisions it never seems to be simple. So when I say life simplified, what does that mean?
For some people living a simplified life may mean spending more time with the family and cutting out stress. For us it means changing how we live. We are planning a move to the country, raising our own food and in general are going to learn how to live with less.
There are various reasons for this choice. It started with our desire to have some land and establish a homestead. We wanted to live healthier and know where our food is coming from. Then it evolved into not only wanting to know what is going into our food but to live more lightly on the planet for environmental reasons. Now we have added a third reason, Peak Oil. I will go into Peak Oil more later, but basically we are facing an inevitable decline in the amount of global oil that is available. I don't know when we will begin to feel the effects of this decline, but adjustments will be needed to live in a world that no longer has an endless supply of oil, energy, and oil based products.
So, to all those who are interested in climate change, Peak Oil, sustainability, and changing the world, stay tuned! I hope to keep posting updates of our adventures into the world of sustainability and how it applies to Pagans and the spiritual path that we have chosen.