More and more people have begun to search for simplicity and spiritual...

More and more people have begun to search for simplicity and spiritual meaning in their lives. Some have exchanged life in the fast lane for a pace that allows for more time at home with the family. Others have left high-powered jobs and elegant homes for a simpler lifestyle. And still others, particularly in Europe, have chosen to become religious "hermits"—devoting their lives solely to solitude and prayer.

People are finding that when the quest for a simpler life grows out of a desire for less materialism and more spirituality, it accomplishes much good. It clarifies objectives, gives one more control over the direction life takes, and brings one closer to God.

In focus this week, authors explore the spiritual basis of simplicity. They tell how relying on God provided a home and stability when these seemed to be lost, and they take a look at the truly radical nature of spirituality. Also in this issue, "The second dispatch" offers comfort and spiritual healing when someone close passes on.

As you spend some time reading these articles we hope you feel something of a quiet, spiritual revolution going on within you.

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Spirituality and success
December 30, 1996

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