It has been several weeks of packing, moving and unpacking, reloading…you get the picture. We just moved from a home to a condo. Some would say we are nuts. Others have said we are smart. I say we are happy. The packing and unloading part is a big pain; however, it is also cleansing. I write this post today about simplicity. It is euphoric to de-clutter our new living space. So I thought I’d google the word “Simplicity”. The definition online reads “the state or quality of being simple. Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated.” A life of simplicity would be less complicated.
Thus, I have begun asking myself questions about how I may simplify this life. The questions include, “Do I really need belts of all kinds? Do I really need another pair of jeans? Do I really want to store shirts I may end up wearing one day?” “Is it important to keep different kitchen appliances, in the event that I may throw a party?” “Do I really need to say yes again to another invite?” The answer to all of these questions is “NO!”
But when I reflected upon these questions further; I realize that I am materialistic to some degree. And what is wrong with having nice things? Nothing. But it is the quality not the quantity that matters. And do I really need to say yes to every invitation, event, idea etc. The answer again is “NO!” A simple life is not just about de-cluttering materials. It is also about wellness and “de cluttering one’s emotions.” It is time to clear the energy in my life to only positive and to get rid of stuff that is not needed. So I created several piles. Each pile has a specific destination which includes “Donations”, “Re Sell” and “Store.” Also I gave a few select items to individuals that came to mind.
It feels like a weight is lifting from my shoulders. There is increased happiness, good energy and freedom. The clearing of things from my life will only open up doors on my quest to shift into a new career and for inner peace.