Just as we frequently clean up our homes, we also need to clean up our lives. There are times we really need to get rid of stuff that no longer serves us – and be unafraid to let go. You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, and continue in allowing your internal dialogue to keep that very tight hold over you.
Cleaning up our homes is physical, whilst cleaning up our lives is spiritual. Cleaning up our lives spiritually is far deeper, as it is cleaning up our hearts – the lies, the hate, the envy, the rivalry, the pain – those bad thoughts about others. Cleaning out those very things that clogs up our hearts, preventing us from progressing. You have to make it important enough for your mental, emotional and physical well-being. It makes no essence in fussing about your home, when yet your heart is filled with clutter.
When things begin to hinder our lives, we need to consider decluttering our homes as well as our lives – in cleaning up your act.
Some of us are so engrossed in trying to make things happen or lamenting over things we do not have. Continually searching for those things that we think may meet our needs, and make us happy. The more we search the unhappier we become.
Only recently, I was in conversation with a commuter, who shared with me that they were going blind in both eyes. Having gone through multiple consultations, unconventional medicines, they are now certain, that their problem is ‘beyond Science’.
Does it really take such stark conversations to remind ourselves how fortunate we are? I say ‘Yes, most definitely’. It certainly made me stop to think yet again, how ungrateful I can be.
This is a stark reminder, to practise sincere gratitude more regularly, for those very things that help us to function daily, such as our ears, our eyes, our mouth, our legs, or even a sound mind (as so many people in our communities are losing theirs).
We really have a lot to be grateful for, as ‘No king is saved by the size of his army’.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Most recently I have seen pictures on the internet, where women and men have lost their own leadership positions, and have allowed others to take over their lives.
Those groups of LEADERS, have manipulated their followers in situations that are advantageous solely to them. In some cases it is reasonable to say, that they have dehumanised their followers by controlling them in what is openly ‘stage managed’. To the extent of making them believe, that what they are doing is natural, when in fact, it is not, it is managed. Stage managed!
These very groups of Leaders are being allowed by their followers, to lose their dignity, their individuality, the qualities or features that make each one of us uniquely interesting and not ‘dull’.
When you take a LEADERSHIP position in your life, you have the ability to stop a situation, make a decision about whether or not something should happen.
We each have the power to heal and change a situation.
How much longer are you going to keep making the same excuses, and mistakes?
How much longer are you going to keep saying that ‘No one is perfect’?
That adage is just an excuse in my opinion, for not striving to do better, not striving for improvement, not striving to raise your standards or game.
Without practise how can you ever improve? You have to work at something to improve it and perfect it. Giving up is such a cheaper option, and a less challenging one.
In the same way we seek to increase the value of our property by making improvements to it, is the same way we increase our self worth and value by improvements also.
We have to make every effort to make conditions better in various aspects of our lives, and not just leave it to chance. We have to make every effort to make things better than they were before, or better than we did before. Either way it is an improvement of what it was previously.
If you no longer want to live a life, that no longer serves you, then apply those positive things that will add more value and enhance your life.
‘Practice may not seem perfect; it certainly is an improvement from what it was to what it is…NOW’. ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure