Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Why do we tend to make things more complicated than they need be? We multi-task, not really doing anything to the best of our abilities. We rush from appointment to appointment, never taking time to fully engage since we’re probably always thinking about our schedule. We incessantly monitor our social media profiles…sometimes even when we should be giving our undivided attention to something or someone else.
Clutter. It invades every aspect of our lives….physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
But, how do we know what is necessary and unnecessary in all those categories? Clutter ambushes all our senses. It overloads our ability to think, blurring the lines of what’s really important and what isn’t. It make us feel out of control and anxious. It’s almost impossible to feel at peace in the clutter of a disorderly life.
We tend to define our worth by our possessions, our status, our “busy-ness.” When, in reality, we should define our worth by our relationships and the quality of our character. These are the only things truly worth our time and energy.
Taking less time maintaining the unnecessary things in our lives, physically and psychologically, will free us up to focus on what really matters to us, before it’s too late. And Autumn seems to always be that season where we feel the stirrings of our mortality most strongly; the warmth of life before the arrival of the cold, dark days of winter.
So maybe it’s not Spring Cleaning we need to do, but more of an Autumn Cleansing of the junk in our lives we’ve accumulated all year long. A cleansing to simplify life so we are better able to enjoy it…in every aspect.