Think about when you travel or sightsee – you are getting a quick glimpse of a culture, mentality, history of a country or people. At first glance you may not feel like it’s telling you very much but stop and look closely.
A lot can be gleaned or discerned from the outward display.
Our homes or offices can give us valuable insight into our inner workings. You may not think so initially but humour me. Put on your objective lenses for a moment – enter an area of your home, office or your car. Objectively, what do you see? The beauty of this experiment is that you do not have to say anything out loud or allow anyone else to see what you see. This is a little self analysis.
What things pop out to you? Food, food containers or wrappers, books, papers, magazines, clothes, shoes, rubbish, unfinished projects, good intentions, other people’s things, collections, furniture, storage products, chachkas, plants?
You can see where I’m going with this. Be brave and take a few minutes of self reflection to identify some of the roots of your clutter.
As you ponder it over the following days be open and honest enough with yourself to gain some insight into your soul.
At best you will be pleased or at least good with what you may learn. At worst, you will have added a layer of understanding to yourself so that you can really be a friend to yourself and maybe tackle some of the clutter with additional discernment and wisdom.