Practical from start to finish, Blessed by Less shows how one woman's journey into a simpler, less cluttered life can also be our journey.
"Living lightly" is not just about the stuff we accumulate ... it's about an attitude of living with fewer burdens and encumbrances, whether you're 21 or 65.
J. Ryan Parker
If there is one thing that a year abroad taught my wife and me, it is that that lightness can be a blessing like no other.
“Do we possess our possessions or do our possessions possess us?” This question is at the heart of Vogt’s Blessed By Less.
Written by an experienced Catholic careworker, I very much appreciated the environmentally friendly message and social justice oriented perspective of Blessed by Less.
What I found most truly inspiring in this slender book is the author’s recognition that most of us have plenty of internal clutter to dispose of — from useless feelings of guilt or self-righteousness, to energy-sapping worries and fears that do little to enrich our lives but plenty to keep us distracted.
We Pagans often focus on rituals and rites, but ordinary householder practices such as Vogt describes in Blessed by Less can help to cultivate a deeper practice and a closer relationship with the gods.
Vogt touches on worry and hurry and even launches into a discussion on fate and the difference between cheap faith and deeper faith.