I love to write. Absolutely love it. And I love my family, my faith and getting perspective on truth. (that’s what spurs on my writing!) But, sometimes I lose focus. Stuff get in the way. Stuff that may not mean that much to me but it gets my attention. Stuff that I get involved in not because I’m passionate about but because I can’t make myself say no. I get too busy to to think, to dream, to reconnect with what or who means the most to me.
Things get cluttered.
When things get cluttered on one level it usually leads to another. I lose focus and it’s hard to keep the physical cutter from following right along.
That’s when I stop.
Stop and take a good look what really matters to me.
It’s something I need to do every day, not just when I’m buried in physical, mental and emotional clutter. I think
Joshua Becker said it best in his blog post Life-Giving Truths From Years of LIving with Less- “minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it”.
Maybe we don’t need to get rid all but
- two changes of clothes,
- a bicycle and
- a bag of rice. But, realizing and focusing on what we really want out of life can change our life. A whole world of possibilities opens up.
It takes courage to face where we are and where we really want to be.
But it’s worth it.