I have wrestled with discontentment, a fear of not being enough and feelings of deprivation, when in reality I have tremendous blessings all around me. Does the over abundance of belongings really make me happy? I am realizing that, for me, the answer is no. If anything, the excess stuff is robbing me of joy, peace and contentment.
I have been carrying around stacks of magazines because I believe the information in them could be a blessing to me, is valuable and I "should" read them because it was a paid subscription. Do any of you relate to this? Every time I see that stack of magazines I am flooded with feelings of inadequacy, guilt and discouragement, and I give myself a mental trashing for not having read them yet.
I decided today that the information in those magazines is not the only way for me to gain this information, receive wisdom, or develop myself as a business leader. As hard as it is for me to part with them, I know that having space in my office, giving myself mental and emotional freedom, will be even more valuable to me.