I had this thought about how it’s interesting that we all, at some point, have emotional attachment to something that no longer serves us. It’s interesting to me that we can admit, “I don’t like and use this thing, I don’t care for it at all, and it makes me uncomfortable that it’s in my life, but I can’t seem to let it go.” That’s very confusing.
I was thinking about how we’ve been trained to value our stuff more than ourselves. It’s not our fault — since we could understand words, we’ve been told that things are more important than we are. We put our stuff up on a pedestal. Lately I’ve been thinking that we ourselves are the pedestal. In a way, we’re drowning under our stuff, and we’re holding our stuff above the water so it doesn’t drown. Then we wonder why we’re unhappy.
I think it’s at least partially because we never call it into question. What if we reversed the whole thing, and looked at all the things in our lives and said to them, “You have to prove your value to me or you’re gone, because I’m what’s important.” What if we valued ourselves first, then looked around and said with a very strong, certain voice, to everything in our lives, “You have to prove that you support my life, or you are going.” That, in is essence, is clutter busting. It’s taking your life back from the things, activities, and people who don’t serve your aliveness.
The next Weekly Clutter Busting Webinar is on Monday, March 12th. At each webinar I will be helping you take a deep look at the clutter in your life so that you can begin to let it go! Every Monday from 8 to 9:30pm EST, I’ll be sharing special insights and tips to help you discover what is clutter, how the clutter happened, and how to remove the clutter from your life.
Register here — space is limited. I hope to see you tomorrow!