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,


  1. morning dove
    September 3, 2011

    i loved decluttering my books, my library got some, friends locally some and friends around US received a bunch. love the antiquated ideas,decluttering mind idea to write them down then throw them away. beautiful pic you posted, and do hope you continue to take care of yourself.

  2. Nancy Melbourn
    September 3, 2011


    I couldn’t agree with your more. I have been trying to de-clutter things around here. When I get stuck I clean and then everything becomes clear. It’s like not being about the “see the forest through the trees”.

    Thanks for the insight.


  3. Jeniffer
    September 5, 2011

    Thank you for the comments and confirmation ladies! Let’s keep life clear and simple 🙂


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