How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck

I’ve spent years helping people let go of stuff, along with my own, and have heard every excuse you could imagine for holding onto certain items. What I’ve noticed is that most people don’t have a problem decluttering en masse, but there are inevitability certain items we hold on to that keep us stuck. And, by stuck, I mean preventing us from living the life we want to be living.

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Let it Bend Before it Breaks

I was recently trimming a dying rosemary bush and was reminded of a song by Brandi Carlile, called Bend Before it Breaks. The dead branches were hard and impossible to cut with my pruners. They didn’t bend. I could only break them. The living branches were supple and easy to bend. Some were in between – they had a choice of which direction to take.

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When I was child I had a particularly poignant moment with a blank piece of notebook paper. We have so many moments, conversations, and stories throughout our life. Those we still remember are memorable. This was one of those.

I contemplated things the Baptist church couldn’t answer, or maybe I wasn’t content with their answers. One night my seven-year old self was having a moment with God. I decided to place a piece of notebook paper on my yellow beanbag. I asked God, “If you’re really real, then move this paper by the time I wake up.” That would be my proof.

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Being is the New Doing

In our fast-paced society, we are constantly going, going, going and doing, doing, doing. After a while, it can be confusing and uncomfortable when your typical efforts just leave you spinning your wheels. Suddenly, the usual distractions aren’t distracting enough and you are forced to slow down and look inward.

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The Truth About Trust

If I were to ever get a tattoo of a word, it would be Trust, right on my forearm to remind myself daily. But trust who? God, myself, others? Trust is a tricky topic and there’s a lot more to it than you might think. You may find it difficult to trust the Universe or other people, but the real challenge comes down to trusting yourself.

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The Fear of Empty Space

The predominant emotion in today’s culture is feeling overwhelmed. Most people complain about not having enough time in their day or space in their home. Our life is cluttered with time clocks, technology, and trying to maintain it all with our home reflecting this back to us. This is why we are undergoing a cultural clutter epidemic. But it’s not really about our stuff. It’s about what our stuff is covering up.

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