The Art of Living Lost: Deirdre De-Clutters

IMG_1316 (1)I have a friend who “declutters” for a living; it doesn’t matter if you are a downsizing senior or an inefficient professional, she’s the master of re-organization.

I on the other hand am a recycler; I see the beauty in almost everything.  I’m not just a saver of stuff per se but more of a sentimental connoisseur.  So this week, while strung out on DayQuil, I decided to declutter my home and, in doing so, I unwittingly decluttered my mind and spirit.  Let me explain.

Some say we have 50, 60 or 70+ THOUSAND thoughts a day, looking at my chaos, I wondered how many brain cells I’d burned subconsciously thinking about the crap that physically surrounded me?  Items evoking the powers of fear, anger, disdain and embarrassment were all resting in my kitchen cabinets.  I found stupidity, failure and gas pains lurking in my pantry.  My bathroom was awash with the scents of first dates, success and bitchiness.  I wondered, where did sexy go?

Rummaging and discarding; physically crushing and crashing my past, I simply felt lighter.

And with the lightness came clarity and joy.

Week after week I share stories about my every day, and sometimes, not so everyday, life.

I’ve asked you to look up and out; this week I am challenging you to take a look inside.

Inside your cabinets, your home, your office and your life.  What’s lurking in plain sight that can be crushed, crashed and discarded?  Think about it…

Until next week,

XXOO

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