Between stimulus and response, there is space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~Victor E. Frankl
I sat down today to write this blog post, and for the life of me Safari would not load, so I ended up writing most of it in ‘notes’. After spending only a little bit of time on it, I really decided if I was going to even post anything at all, because really, after all of the time that has passed since I wrote it and now, is it still relevant??
The reason that I know it is, is after shutting the computer off, walking away, spending time away, I turned the computer on and a beautiful photo of space and the moon set itself up as my wallpaper. Synchronicity! Time to finish the post. I wish I could post the photo here for all of you to see! There probably is a way to find it in Apple’s memory bank but that’s for another day.
So, here I am. I’m not sure when my last post was written, last week, but I have been so busy with a to do list, and that is where my focus has been.
Over the past 3 months I have gone through our house with a fine tooth comb, looking for items, things, clothing, that no longer serve its purpose in our living space anymore.
I found an article around that time on “capsule wardrobes”. I created a capsule for the spring/summer. I have absolutely loved living through my clothes that way. It doesn’t matter what I choose, everything mixes and matches and I don’t have to think too much about it…FREEDOM!
So now, three months in, I’ve seen what pieces I’m wearing and what I’m not. So what does that mean? Out it goes. No more saving it for “those chilly nights” or “what if we go to the lake” or blah blah blah. Excuses. NO MORE.
Either we use it or we don’t.
And if we don’t then I want to find it a home where someone will love and appreciate their new find!
I’ve sold a lot of items, and I have some items here waiting to be sold, and others that will get donated.
Our living space feels so much lighter already. I love it!
From capsule wardrobes, my interest then naturally moved onto “minimalistic living”. I’m sure you’ve seen those shows on HGTV about tiny homes and how people are living in such small places. That is really really inspiring to me. Why do we have so much stuff? And WHY do we feel the need to hold on to it?
I often hear that sometimes we don’t listen to things until we find the right person that we resonate with and are really able to hear their message. I’ve heard so many times about clearing away the clutter but I just couldn’t/wouldn’t/didn’t want to hear and then LISTEN to it. And now that I have, I’m on a mission for everything that I own to have it’s rightful place.
As we grow as people, our surroundings need to reflect what is happening on the inside. It’s ok to let go of that absolute favorite painting from five years ago. It served you at the time but it’s not a reflection of who you are RIGHT now. So enjoy the fact that it gave you so much pleasure. And then move on, or don’t. That’s the beauty of life. You get to make the decisions that are right for in each moment of every single day.
But if you took one of those moments to ask yourself, what you could let go of, what would your answer be?
Would it be an object in your home?
Would it be a feeling that you don’t want to have hanging on your shoulders anymore?
Heartbreak? Anger? Resentment?
For me, shifting my mindset to what I want to feel, really helps the other “stuff” to fall away.
What makes you smile? What brings you joy? What fills your heart with happiness? Who inspires you? Why?
I promise, getting rid of the heaviness, creates so much space in your mind, your heart and your home, you’ll be amazed at how you feel afterwards.
I would love to hear what you are able to let go of 🙂