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Are You Sick Of Being Stuck?

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Are You Sick Of Being Stuck?

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein

So, here we are… you and me. We’ve made our lives big, complex, and violent and I’m assuming we can agree that it’s not working. Aren’t you relieved that we both possess the touch of genius and courage necessary for us to move in the opposite direction?

Yes, we do.

Seriously, we do. Don’t argue with me. I know things!

For one, I know that we are far more amazing than we realize.

I know that our lives have become so big because we were finding our way to this moment, to this place at this exact time where the new way of being could reveal itself to us. I know that we’ve cultivated such complexity because we needed it to survive the past, and that the time has come for us to leave all of that behind.

I know that we are a product of those who contributed our DNA, plus every experience we’ve had up until this moment. I know that some of those experiences were hard, harder than we even know how to wrap our brains around… not to mention all that we’ve done and will continue to do to heal our hearts.

See? I know things.

I know that the most violent aspect of our lives is the way that we treat ourselves and that because we are violent with ourselves, we are violent with one another.

I know we are stuck, that the life force energy is restricted in a way that threatens our lives, at the very least our livelihood. The flow has been diminished to a mere trickle by the lifetime of history archived in our bodies, and in our collective body. This junk is clouding our minds, and consuming our physical spaces. It is as if the inner walls of the pipes that carry all good things to us are lined with sludge, allowing only what we need to survive to make its way into our lives.

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5:52AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Sometimes we use stuff to ease the pain that feeling empty gives us. I wonder if the best way to fill the empty space might be to give away some part of ourself or our stuff. In the past I've given "cool" clothing to young people. The joy they get from feeling equal to their classmates is humbling. I should tell them that things don't make you better or happier, but they are happier and more confident when they fit in. So I'll keep giving things that they value because I value the smiles I get in return. I hope that having the same things will teach them that they were equal all along. It's not the cool sneakers that make you walk taller but the fact you're holding up your head.

5:33AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

It's true that all my stuff can slow me down and cause me stress. I suppose that many of my books could be past on to someone else. If I want to read them again I could borrow them back. But o'm not going to do that. My books and music stay, clutter or not. On the other hand I clean out my closet often and donate what I don't use. It's probably time to dig in to that, and maybe convince my mother to clean out the attic. Sometimes I think she leaving the cleaning out for after she gone. If keeping things is a learned behavior, then I learned from a master!

5:46AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Interesting; as I was reading this (found the link from the article about 'perfection sucks the life out of you') and as I went along I got an odd, but telling 'shock of recognition' The clutter in our lives has much the same effect on our ability to really live as the gunk that accumulates in our digestive system. De-cluttering and a good colon cleanse serve similar purposes, and for much the same reasons. All that junk/gunk is preventing us from absorbing/enjoying the good in our lives. A kind of weird sounding thought, but one I am going to hold on to for the foreseeable future, right along with the FlyLady quote that recently changed my outlook; "you can't organize clutter - you can only get rid of it".

10:07AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

are you referring to sufferers of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). This article does give me some hope......thank you :)

9:43AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

Thank you.:))

9:27AM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

great article, thanks for the info :)

10:44AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Wow so so true . We should all apply the advice and change all for the better

10:21AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

Thank you

8:14AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

thank you

7:59AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

It helps to de-clutter if you donate those things to some "better" place than they had: trash goes to the trash bin, but useable things can be donated to a school or preschool, the local second-hand place (Veterans, Good Will, etc) or shelters (Homeless, Women's, etc) or even to church or school fairs to be used as prizes at a fundraising event. Instead of cluttering your home these things can be gifted elsewhere! And you will be happy about it.

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