The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~ Hans Hofmann
I’m a clutter bug. As soon as I toss it, I’ll be sure to need it which will necessitate my purchasing another of the same item. Or I can’t possibly part with said object due to sentimental value. I tend to treasure items with memories of loved ones attached.
I can let go of clothes, appliances, and even some furniture. I just can’t toss out those baby shoes and a couple of much loved toys.
I am able to part with things I know can be of use to others. I have a difficult time letting go of things I know won’t hold the same value to others as it does to me.
Perhaps I need to perfect the art of detachment…to objects, that is. More and more I’m finding the things that matter really aren’t things at all.
My garbage cans have been filled twice. I have many bags lined up for the donation center. I’ve given much away. I’m simplifying in my own way, lightening the load. It might be a long process, but I already feel freer.
In removing the superfluous substances I am reclaiming the substance of what remains. Order is being restored. I feel as if I have more room to think, to breathe. It’s almost as if my energy has been renewed.
“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” ~Author Unknown