In addition to letting go of Facebook, I also let go of my Skype one-on-one clutter busting sessions. I can’t really say that I let them go though, because I haven’t had a client for months. That part of my business naturally fell away. It had been going this way for some time before that. I sent out a questionnaire to find out what would be a good price to charge, so that it could be affordable. And I changed the rate hoping it would make a difference. But it didn’t.
It was hard at first because I really like to help people de-clutter that way. I’d been doing it since the year 2000. It’s very fulfilling work. But what helps is the realization of what I was always telling my clients: that life is fundamentally about change. Life changes all the time. Sometimes we don’t notice. There is a natural human desire for things to remain the same. I’ve certainly felt it at times. There’s a craving for stability. We want to feel safe. But life is too big to control. It’s too vast. The only peace of mind possible is the acceptance that change happens. It doesn’t mean we have to like it. But when we intuitively accept this, that’s the peace that surpasses all understanding.
What I hope for myself now is that I get to talk about de-cluttering. I love spreading the message that each one of us is more sacred than our things. I feel that message is rare. There’s a lot of talk about what we need in order to be better. But I prefer to say that we are enough as we are. And the more we remove the things from our life that keep us from that experience, the more we become aware of how basically incredible we are.
I like giving these talks to groups. There’s something wonderfully powerful about a group of people becoming aware together that they don’t need all the adornments that marketing keeps trying to sell them. It’s not promoting minimalism. It’s encouraging people to notice their natures, and letting go of whatever doesn’t support who they are naturally.
I’m interested to see how this goes. I’ll put myself out there in this way and see what happens. If you’re looking for a speaker of this kind for your business or organization, or you know someone who is, please feel free to contact me. Or if you have any ideas of how I can get the word out there, I’d be very happy to hear. I realize I can’t do this on my own. I need all the help I can get. Normally I’m private and try to do things on my own, but to be honest, that’s clutter for me. This is going to take more than just me.
Thanks for listening. Thanks for your support. I’ve always felt this was about your openness for change that inspires me to do any of this.