Monday, August 9, 2010

Out With the Old

Clutter is a universal truth in life. The more we live the more we acquire until such time that we find we cannot even move about, let along grow and acquire more.

It is not just possessions but feelings, opinions, beliefs and people that can clutter our lives. Sometimes you need to clear some outdated or no longer useful things from every aspect of your life.

It may sound cold and callous to say that people can become clutter, but just like everything else in our lives some people are here to teach you a very important lesson or two and then move on. It is the mutual hanging on to each other when the energy has long been spent that can lead to unhealthy relationships, both romantic and platonic.

Opinions are another area that should receive frequent weeding out. When we find ourselves so entrenched in a position, belief or political viewpoint that we think anyone who feels differently is somehow damaged it may be time to see if you are a bit cluttered. Try the other side on for a change, become your own Devil's Advocate and see if you can't at least gain some perspective on how the other side lives.

Ultimately though our space does dictate how we live our lives, and a cluttered space does eventually lead to a cluttered mind. This week try to come up with a very short list of things that you have around you that you no longer need. Post them up for sale on eBay or TripleClicks, donate them to a needy charity or see if one of your friends or neighbors has a need for it. It may be a small step, but ultimately it can lead to a much clearer head and personal space.

Grant Virtue

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