The Plague of Consumerism

Relinquishing the possessions of the ego
we all amass inside ourselves
is the most demanding form of poverty.

Simplicity immunizes you from the plague of consumerism.

Through simplicity we learn that self-denial
paradoxically leads to true self-fulfillment.
Simplicity allows us to hold the interests
of others above our self-interest.
Real simplicity is true freedom.

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2 Responses to “The Plague of Consumerism”


  1. 1 krebsjoan January 21, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Today I began to read a bit from Jon Sobrino. I couldn’t get beyond one paragraph. Then I read this. Heart says there’s a strong connection. Sobrino says that sinful “reality needs forgiveness just as sinful” humans do. That’s a lot to take in…..

  2. 2 Marlene Burke January 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Profound! True! Beautiful! Thank you!


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