From the book "Voluntary Simplicity" a discussion course by the NorthWest Earth Institute, this quote is in the article "Living Deeply" by Janet Luhrs.
"Simple living is about living deliberately. You choose your existence rather than sailing through life on automatic pilot. Simple living is about making deliberate choices, you are fully aware of why you are living your particular life.
Living deeply means living consciously... being fully present, fully aware.
Simplicity and living deeply means shedding all of those outward layers of image and busyness that keep us from being close to ourselves and other people. It is a more authentic life."