Dearest Soulful Friend,
I’m back and I’m so glad to see you here!
Let’s start by saying, sorry! Sorry for abandoning you in the last few month, there has been a lot going on, moving from New Jersey to Florida (near Gainsville area), raising full-time our dear daughter Lila, who keeps on our toes with all the learning, crawling and growing. And most certainly, feeling burned out and filled with a lack of inspiration. But no more excuses!
Here I am again, committed to you. One of my resolutions this new year is creating space to inspire you and myself in the process no matter what. So let’s get on it!
In the last few days, I’ve been cleaning up my old closet at Puerto Rico. And holy molly! Have I been impressed with all the lovely cute-black-dresses and business-tighty-pans I’ve been holding on to and barely wore in the past.
Seriously, how can we go on spending for more when we don’t even know what we have in our own closet? How do we know we’ve got enough? Mmmm…got it! Let’s clean up and create space.
I’m half way done, and I swear I feel I lost a few pounds and gave myself a mind-cleanse. I confess, I don’t need anymore than what I already have. So, I've decided to go shop-fasting for the next few months. (Holy Krishna! no shopping? mmmm…sounds sad, but why?)
We are feeding an empty glass with air! That’s why! Trying to fulfill our spirit (the glass) with material possessions (the air) won’t ever make us feel like we have enough, that we have all that we need.
Repeat after me: I AM ENOUGH. I HAVE ALL THAT I NEED (your turn!)
Sure you have a to work hard to get a bunch of things that you need - like food, shelter and water - yet all the extras that you buy or own won’t change how you feel about yourself. Let’s make this clear, I’m not saying you should sit around and not do anything. On the contrary! Do work, but start working towards simplifying your life!
Here are 3 easy steps to get you started with the basic, cleaning up and creating space:
#1: Start by doing what I call a maha cleanse (a great cleanse). First, clothes, and then all the other stuff that is just too much, in other words those that you just don’t want or haven’t use in a really long time!
#2: Commit for a while to only buying what is needed (food and water included).
#3: Enjoy the space, feel how your body wants to breath deeper and your mind wants to start contemplating the space around you? mmmm…so lovely!
Let’s face it! The less we have, the more space and time we create in our lives to actually ENJOY nature, family and dear loved ones. This are simple acts that feed the spirit and make us feel satisfied and happy!
So come on, lets clean up all that is keeping us from finding time to enjoy a soulful-simple-life.
In the comments below, share with us what area of your space (or life) are you planning on starting with the cleaning and clearing process?