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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Conscious Freedom Essay Series

In January 2011, the month after we launched this website, we published a three-part essay series called Conscious Freedom in three separate places:

  1. Everybody Worships Something (Becoming Minimalist)
  2. I Am Not the Center of the Universe (Exile Lifestyle)
  3. Awareness: The Most Precious Kind of Freedom (Castles in the Air)

Together, these three essays attempt to display the value of freedom and how it relates to consumerism and other pernicious cultural imperatives we take for granted.

Special thanks to Joshua Becker and Colin Wright, respectively, for allowing us to publish the first two essays on their blogs. Sadly, Castles in the Air, the website that published the third essay in the series, is no longer functional. But don’t fret—you can find the full text to “Awareness” here.