Mindful acceptance is a way of choosing how we respond to challenges that is extremely empowering. Learning to move from resistance to acceptance shifts us from an avoidance-based existence towards the ability to meet life with a sense of openness and fearlessness.
Life in the modern world can be pretty full-on - with a never-ending To-Do list, constant demands for our attention, and the struggles we all experience as we navigate life's challenges. Living more simply - while it won't magically solve all our problems - can be less stressful, less exhausting and more peaceful.
Choosing to live 'smaller' has an interesting effect on stress levels. I know from my own experience that the more I chase after success, the less happy and the more stressed I am. In contrast to the pressures inherent in living a big life, living slower and smaller can be more enjoyable.