Whenever my life is overflowing with fullness and I get overwhelmed, I reflect on what I need to let go of.
Recently, I sat to reflect on my overwhelm and looked around and quickly came to the conclusion that I must let go of the attachment I have to my stuff. I have lived in the same home for a long time and I am feeling a bit crowded. As I look around, I see that the majority of the things that are taking up space are things that either hold some sentimental value for me or I hang on to because someday I am very positive, I'll need it.
According to Feng Shui, my stuff has reached a point where it is chomping away at my energy fields and sucking up and blocking the flow of good energy. No wonder I’m tired. And who really wants this in their life? Several years ago, a friend of mine who is in recovery realized that part of his using was that he never felt he was "enough".
A mantra he learned was, "I have enough, I do enough, I am enough."
I’ve decided to adopt this mantra. I know I have enough. I realized a few years ago that anything I wanted I didn't really need. Every time I am getting ready to bring something new into my home, I now ask myself, "Do I really need this?"
The greatest percentage of the time my response is "no". I just want it. So, if I don't need it, it doesn't come home with me. Now, whenever I bring anything new home I let go of something that is already in my house. My problem is, the newer things are bigger and take up more space than the ones I let go of. So starting today, I am once again, purging my life. I will clear out what is no longer relevant to me -- whether it be my stuff, my activities, or even people that are no longer a part of my life now. I will thank them all and let them go.
I will focus on determining what matters to me now, in present time, not in the past or in the future. I have history with this process so I know this process of purging will be a liberating experience. I know I will not only clear space in my home and office, but I will also clear space in my life.
I just need to remember, "I have enough. I do enough. I am enough."
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." - Lao Tzu