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.
May you find delight in the simplicity of uncluttered surroundings, the peace in managing less and the joy that comes from making a way for the new.
(originally written for www.empoweredforjoy.weebly.com)