As I see it, it’s not about the issue that challenges you (or the desired outcome for that matter).
It’s not about about tackling the boxes of who-knows-what mildewing in the basement, the mountains of store catalogues teetering your desk, or the clothes that don’t fit.
It’s not about managing the despair you feel over the dishes that no one bothers to put away, the to-do lists that get longer by the second, or the fact that you have zero time for your self.
Clearing is not about throwing away, fixing, or forcing change.
Here’s what clearing is:
- Clearing is an opportunity to bring compassionate awareness to the places in your home and life that are out of balance.
- Clearing is a journey that can be messy, and meandering; a journey that doesn’t always add up, make sense, or go in a straight line.
- Clearing is a daily practice that starts where you are.
When you are willing to allow the emotional weather (your resistance, attachments, overwhelm, confusion, stuckness, worry, guilt, shame…) to arise in all its messy glory – without judging or personalizing it – that is when the clutter “out there” begins to magically melt away.
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