Creating a space…

So far these blog posts have come in a subject-random sequence. I’m playing around with the idea of creating a separate menu that would categorize the blog topics, making it easier to choose what you want to read about. My current labels are mind, body and spirit. Mind being anything relating to thought, behavior patterns, psychology and socialization. Blogs under Spirit have an emphasis on soul, religion and humanity. Body is reserved for anything regarding physical health, nature or other topics on the material plane. I’m excited to see where this blog leads and how it will evolve over time. I’m also thrilled about posting photos and video in the future that can supplement my writing.

Mostly, I’m just happy to write! I feel like a kid that walked into a candy store and is seeing all the tasty and bright possibilities up for grabs. One of the first steps in creating a simpler, more fulfilling life is to create space for the things you really want. In order to do this you have to be willing to look at the ways in which you spend your time. If say, you want to spend an hour a day working on a blog (I’ll use my example,) then that hour needs to be eliminated from something that isn’t serving your goal, your health, or your values. Maybe that hour of empty Web surfing? That hour of reality TV? What about that hour you spend cleaning up someone else’s mess? There are always going to be excuses and always going to be things vying for your time. But in order to get what you want, you have to create the space in which to welcome it.

I recently cleaned off my mantel, meditation table, bookshelf and closet and the new space has created a visual openness and an airy feeling. In my small efficiency apartment clutter accumulates quickly and I get an instant view of how “stuff” can cause anxiety, stress and mental blockages. I am fascinated by the reality show hoarders, which displays the connection between stuff and the mind and how our mental and emotional attachments materialize themselves. This is a drastic example of how clutter clogs our minds and places limits on our lives.

I realized my mantel needed a redo when I had no space on which to set a glass of water. Now it contains only meaningful photos, objects and candles – a hand-made artwork from a friend in Costa Rica, a rock found by a railroad track from my beautiful niece, a remnant of a center-piece from a close friend’s wedding and an angel gifted to me from my mother. Sure, it’s still stuff, but it’s stuff that evokes strong feelings of love, freedom and friendship.

How does your inside reflect on the outside? How does the outside speak to you inside? What can you rearrange today?


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I wrote about creating a space inside. Yes, the inner and outer are connected for sure.

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🙂 Thanks for stopping in again, Laurie. Appreciate all your comments.

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