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Conscious Freedom Essay Series

In January 2011, the month after we launched this website, we published a three-part essay series, Conscious Freedom, in our contemporaries’ sites:

  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 explicate the value of freedom and how it relates to consumerism and other pernicious cultural imperatives.

Special thanks to Joshua Becker and Colin Wright for letting us 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.