clearing the clutter – finding your life

clear the clutter, find your life

clear the clutter, find your life

Goodness knows, there is a LOT I could toss and never miss for a moment.  However, I know my books will definitely be last on the list (when we moved to this smaller house about five years ago, I DID get rid of hundreds of books, mostly as donations to the library – but don’t think I can do it again).  Where is my will power??

Gail Blake writes about a woman who came into her office

not long ago with what was supposed to be her list of throwaways but didn’t want to talk about it.  She had taken a leaf out of John Nash’s playbook and was focused on what was important to her–and only on what was important to her.  When she’d left my office a couple of weeks earlier, she’d been resolute about letting go of whatever was dragging her down or holding her back.  At the time, I didn’t know how resolute.

“C’mon,” I said.  “What are you throwing out?”

Finally she said, “Okay, okay, I’ll tell you.  I went home after our last session and threw out the guy I’d been living with for eleven years!  I finally realized he was the one who was holding me back and weighing me down.

“But Gail,” she continued, looking worried, “do I still have to throw out forty-nine more things?”

“That’ll do it for today,” I said.  “Take the week off.  Then you can get crackin’ on the next forty-nine!”


About hopeseguin

Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

Posted on August 5, 2009, in Books and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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