San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Peter Owen Jones
How to Live a Simple Life
Wed 10th April 2013
Inspired by his experiences in 'Around the World in 80 Faiths', part-time vicar Peter Owen Jones returned to the TV screens with a BBC2 programme called 'How to Live a Simple Life.'
During his programme he questioned how modern life in credit-crunch Britain has become merely a frenzy of spending and working.
He explored issues such as living without money, simplicity, meaning and a deeper connection to both nature and people as he decided to follow the example of medieval saint, Francis of Assisi, and give up money in a last-ditch attempt to find fulfilment.
In this evening's talk, Peter Owen Jones explains why he tried to follow the example of St Francis of Assisi by living simply and without money. He will share his experiences and some of the highs and lows as well as sharing his wisdom and advice for anyone else seeking the answers to the same questions.
Peter says; "The current manifestation of Western Society underpinned by capitalism is beginning to look increasing hollow and heartless. Perhaps we are all starting to wake up to the fact that if you have a human system predicated on money, then at some point everything will be measured against it.
Really we have chosen to carry so much, chosen to live with the weight of ownership, chosen to live a life amassing more. What has become subsumed in this process is any real sense of an alternative, a different way of being human within this system we call our society. What we have really lost is a deep sense of well being.
Living simply is perhaps a response to the fear based model of amassing more. Now is a good time to reflect on where you are in this remarkable journey called life and is a time for us to re asses priorities and purposes."
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