I have never studied Feng Shui but I am beginning to think I should. I am feeling bogged down by the masses of stuff I have collected over the years.
Don’t get me wrong.. it’s not like I am a hoarder… but I have a hard time letting go of things that I think I MIGHT need in the future.
A few months ago, one of the most liberating things happened to me. One of my computers crashed and I lost thousands of emails that I had been saving for one reason or another. What amazed me was the fact that while I couldn’t let go of them at the time, there has been only one or two things that I needed once they were gone forever.
Today my inbox is once again filled with thousands of emails. I TRY to delete them but end up keeping them as a record of one thing or another. Just in case I need it someday. Sometimes I wish that they would just go away... and I would be free to start again from scratch. Old Emails aren’t the only thing I keep but don’t need. As I have mentioned before, I only wear 10% of my clothes. I have dishes in my kitchen that are never used and yet I keep them “just in case I need the perfect casserole dish to bring to a pot-luck” …
I just came across a very well organized box of papers; Lined notebooks, stationary… everything in perfectly good condition and yet hasn’t been used for 10 years. “I can’t let it go,” I tell myself! “I might need these cards… my daughter can use them! I certainly can’t dump this stuff in the garbage can… everything is in perfect condition! And yet, what Salvation Army will take a few random pieces of un-matched stationary?”
Here again, these thing pile up. And while neat and organized, they take up space in my house, my mind, my life.
How wonderful it would be to only have the things in our life that we absolutely love, use, or need!
I often think that someday I will book a vacation from work and simply stay home to go through everything and get rid of “the extra”. That will never happen!
If someone would just walk into my life, take it all away with out my knowing… I wouldn’t miss these things. I may not even know they were gone.
Is there such thing as a Feng Shui-er? Someone I can hire to take away all “the extra”?
Let me know if you know of such a person!