Simplify is a word that keeps repeating for me lately. Internally I feel guided towards activities which focus on de-cluttering my physical surroundings as well as my mind.
(photo taken in San Deigo, CA)
I have this overwhelming urge to clean the house, to get rid of things that no longer serve me. Today I did this with the books in my bedroom. My bedside table was turning into a mountain of books I’ve recently read along with a collection of new ones waiting their turn. I managed to scale it down to a more manageable hillside of just four books. Of course the next simplification task lie in making room on a bookshelf for the remainder of the books. I now have a collection of books ready to be donated to good will or perhaps passed along to friends.
Last weekend I did a similar clearing out of my mind and limiting belief systems. I recognized that there were some thoughts and ideas (mostly assumed from someone else) that were keeping me from fully embracing new ideas. With a few large sheets of paper and a set of colored markers I sat down and wrote out a list of these Self limiting thoughts. I spent a moment in gratitude for whatever lessons I had learned from these beliefs in the past. Then I released them symbolically by tearing the pages, bagging them and throwing them in the trash.
In clearing the things that I no longer need I am able to see more clearly what is important to me right now. I am making space. I am simplifying my life.
May you too find peace in simplification.
Love & Blessings,