Sunday, October 6, 2013

Simplicity, clarity, and focus

We're in the midst of moving in to our new home and, like most people, we promise ourselves that we will get rid of the clutter.  Easier said than done.

We tend to collect things over a lifetime that begin to weigh us down and make our lives more complex - clutter requires maintenance.  Moving provides a unique juxtaposition of perspectives - on one hand we realize that we can live just fine with a few basic necessities, but on the other hand we see the enormity of our tendency to collect "stuff."

Eliminating clutter and living simply enables a certain clarity and focus on life that we tend to lose in the noise of the every day.  It's also an apt metaphor for the rest of our lives - personally, professionally, and spiritually.