It’s easy to overlook the simple things in life. For instance, that a journey has to start at the beginning by taking first one step, then another and another, until we reach our journeys end.
When I reflect on my own journey from birth to the present day I see countless journeys and roads travelled. Some of these journeys are reflected in my surroundings, in the myriad of objects in my home.
I started a new journey at the beginning of 2018. A clutter clearing journey. Having moved home a couple of months earlier, my initial intention was simply to clear some space in my spare room. What transpired was so much more valuable than merely getting rid of stuff!
I came to realise that with each decision regarding whether I reassigned, sold, gave away or kept a particular item I was making a choice about what was important to me now. Not, what had been important to me 10 or 5 years ago, or even 12 months ago.
As I moved deeper into the process of clearing my clutter, with each letting go there was an increased coming into presence in the here and now. I was consciously choosing what I wanted my life to consist of currently, whilst simultaneously making space to activate my future.
Simply put, clutter clearing is a process of reclaiming one’s life from the past in order to live more fully in the present.