• Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

Discover the “inside-out” approach to spiritual minimalism for cultivating true happiness free from inner clutter.

Everywhere you look, people from all walks of life are “going minimalist” and getting rid of their possessions. Yet as exciting as it can be to throw out half of your belongings, does it really bring happiness? As Light Watkins says: “If you’re unhappy now, becoming a minimalist isn’t likely to change that . . . unless you do the work to cultivate happiness on the inside.”


Light is famous for taking minimalism to the extreme—and in 2018 started living his whole life from a single backpack. In Travel Light, he shares his surprising discovery that being a “spiritual minimalist” means you don’t focus on material objects. What matters more than clearing out your closets is how much trust you have in your inner guidance. “Spiritual minimalism is not about getting rid of things,” he says. “It’s about how you communicate, incorporate service into your life, how you treat your body, the spaces you’re in, and how you express love.”

Light shares his unique inside-out approach to minimalism using stories, anecdotes, and vignettes, along with real-world experiments and exercises that you can adapt to your own life. Here, he invites you to discover the joy of giving what you want to receive; following your curiosity; and living with a “clutter-free” approach to your choices, values, and life purpose.

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