Once we can find the courage to let go of the things that no longer serve us, we will end up with newfound space.
This space, however, must be respected.
We must not confuse more space on our book shelves as automatic space to fill with new books. More room in our drawers is not a way to justify more clothing purchases. Getting rid of sweets from our diet does not make drinking more alcohol acceptable. And, breaking off a toxic relationship should not find you quickly rebounding into another new one just because you have a void to fill.
This space, this sacred space, must be reserved and replaced with things that we now know will offer growth. A less cluttered environment will enable us to see, think, and feel more clearly.
Because clutter is distracting. And, distractions are like red lights that can tragically slow us down on our road to finding joy in our every day experiences. There is a time and place for distractions, but it’s important to be honest with yourself: they do not move you forward in any way.
May we rather use this beautiful new space as a place to look inward, think with clarity, and begin exploring new roads that we are now able to access with a newfound sense of freedom.
This is when the magic can finally happen.