As I’ve been taking out boxes of books, removing some old school desks, and bags of new or unused sewing patterns and putting them all in the truck, I’ve had time to think about the simple act of removing clutter.
The clutter–we all have it, even if in small amounts–that builds up in our homes, our day to day lives, our minds, our hearts. It permeates if not tended to, taking up precious space and collecting dust. It creates a look of chaos in the home, the feeling of chaos in our minds and hearts.
Today I am decluttering our house. At least one room anyway. Our main living area is our dining room, and so it collects everything. I do mean everything! Papers, toys, clothing, shoes, books, dishes, you name it. If it can grow legs, it collects there. This is my work area today.
Do you have a lot of clutter in your life? Do odd and end things pile up in a corner over there, stack up on a table over here?
It’s easy to talk about the physical clutter and how to clean and get rid of that. Now, what about the clutter in your mind and heart?
Do you have clutter in your spiritual life? Do things piled up–thoughts of life and all the things to do, worries of finances, health, etc, clutter up your mind and heart and leave a chaotic space? Do the thoughts that invade from the world clutter up your prayer life?
Just a few things to think about today as we go about cleaning and working on our clutter. 🙂