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Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

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Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
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Discover Spiritual Minimalism: the “inside-out” path to getting rid of inner clutter and living a more fulfilled life.

Everywhere you look, people in 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 inner work to cultivate happiness on the inside.”

Light is famous for taking minimalism to the extreme—and now lives his whole life out of a single backpack. In Travel Light, he shares his surprising revelation 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 how much physical stuff you have,” he says. “It’s about how you communicate, incorporate service into your life, exercise, cook, clean, and express your 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 you’ll learn how to:

• Prioritize and cultivate inner happiness
• Make the most important decisions from your heart
• Get comfortable in the discomfort
• Live as though there are no throwaway moments
• Tap in to your curiosity as a gateway to your true path
• The “freedom of choicelessness”—decluttering your life decisions

You’ll be invited 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. Implementing the principles of Spiritual Minimalism will get you aligned with your values and lead you to a life-changing adventure!

About the Author

Light Watkins has been a meditation and spiritual teacher for more than 20 years. He is the author of The Inner Gym, Bliss More, and Knowing Where to Look and hosts a weekly podcast called The Light Watkins Show. Light became nomadic in 2018 and now travels the world giving talks on happiness, mindfulness, inspiration, and meditation to sold-out audiences. He’s been profiled in Time, Vogue, Forbes, People, and the New York Times. For more, visit

Praise for Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life

"Watkins’s tone is appealingly conversational, and his lucid prose and easy-to-follow meditation exercises help bring the sometimes abstract contours of spiritual minimalism down to earth." —Publishers Weekly

Travel Light ultimately serves as a breath-of-fresh-air guide for how to be present in the modern day. Light’s words and stories feel like a good friend that helps bring you back to your most important relationship when things get a little messy—the relationship with your Self.” —Adriene Mishler, founder of Yoga with Adriene and Find What Feels Good

Travel Light encourages readers to follow their curiosity, to live authentically to their inner guidance, and to always make decisions from the heart. Then every day becomes a new opportunity to do something that changes the course of the rest of our lives.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

“Light has lived out of a backpack now for four years. This is not a stunt or a gimmick but the commitment of a serious man to living a life based on the truths of the Inner World and the infallible wisdom of the heart. Travel Light is the best possible portal—and Light Watkins, the most generous and soulful guide—to this experience and this discipline. Can I give Travel Light six stars?” —Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art

“This book is full of simply told, relatable stories that will leave you inspired to start traveling light on your very next trip.” —Leon Logothetis, author and creator of The Kindness Diaries

“Light is a true master at taking complex practices like meditation and minimalism, and not only simplifying them but inspiring you to try them as well. Travel Light is a must-have for every spiritual practitioner.” —Chip Conley, bestselling author and founder of the Modern Elder Academy

Travel Light is a concentrated distillate on all things simple whenever your life feels bloated, creaky, and full. Take two pages and call me in the morning.” —Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome

“Light’s unique approach to minimalism is so refreshing. This is just the book for showing you how to move through life in a way that truly serves what’s in your heart.” —Kute Blackson, bestselling author of The Magic of Surrender

“After reading and inhaling the message of Travel Light, for the first time in my life I traveled to Europe with a carry-on, inspired by Light’s philosophy and way of living. I found the joy of letting go of excess baggage inwardly and outwardly. Read this book, and then give it away to a friend, and carry it in your heart. It will free your mind and spirit!” —Agapi Stassinopoulos, bestselling author of Speaking with Spirit

“Light is such a great storyteller. You can crack Travel Light open to any page, and before you know it, you will be inspired to give this unique style of minimalism a try.” —Lewis Howes, author and founder of The School of Greatness

Travel Light reminds us that our most important possession is our inner guidance. And that when we make room to follow that voice within us, we become aligned with the true abundance of life.” —Ava DuVernay, award-winning filmmaker

“Light is speaking my language in his beautiful new book. Spiritual minimalism is a much-needed antidote to our seemingly endless scramble to get somewhere, to be someone, and to make things happen. Our harried, busy, distracted lives are not only bad for the planet but also bad for us. Thanks, Light, for directing us on a different path.” —Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared and nineteen other books

“It’s so easy to get hung up on mental clutter. In Travel Light, my friend Light Watkins not only shows you how to declutter your mind but also provides you with step-by-step instructions for connecting with your inner guidance to live a more fulfilled life.” —Mark Hyman, MD, bestselling author of Young Forever