Maybe your life is breathing so hard just because it’s suffocated with objects. Learn to let them go. You may donate them, give to charity or simply throw them away, but don’t let the clutter stay in your way. You’re not the objects you have.

Creating this habit is a fantastic reward. I don’t know if you suffer from this “souvenirs” illness, but I know I did. I used to pile around tons of physical witnesses of my life. Now I’m scared just by looking at them.

Life is here and now, it can’t be contained in an object. Memories are good as an entertaining system not for dragging you in the past. A clogged house is more than often a sign of a clogged life.

Just make sure you lighten your environment each day with one single object. You’ll soon feel like flying. 

The Culture Of Owning And The Slow Death Of Exhilaration

We live in a world where owning is considered a sign of accomplishment. Owning things, owning a position in society. Even life partners are regarded like trophies. A husband who owns a fortune, or a wife who owns a social position.

We’re trained from a very early age to identify success with the things we own. It’s completely wrong, on so many levels.

What you own now may be worthless tomorrow. Fashion, trends, sudden economy shifts, a myriad of factors affects the value of what we own, second by second. It’s not wort h the effort of taking care of them, in the end.

Owning Kills, Gifting Revives

The mere act of owning kills the object. If you own it, it must succumb to your commands, it’s yours, it must be stored, secured, severed, taken away from the flow of life and put into a closet. We do this with things, with memories, with people. We literally take the life away from those objects or persons and we end up stacking them up, in the name of self-indulgence.

We cover our lives in objects and we lose all the natural thrill that can emerge from it. We’re suffocating ourselves.

Well, breathe!

Start uncovering yourself. Start losing those objects. Break free.

17 responses to “Decluttering”

    • Thank you Sowmya. Decluttering allows mindfulness. Giving your mind a chance to wander and reducing your mental load can help you generate further insights into whatever you are working on. After a few months of practising decluttering, you’ll most definitely feel less stressed, less overwhelmed, and more in control.

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    • Thank you Kritika. If cleaning and decluttering helps ease your stress, reduces your anxiety, and lifts your mood, then by all means grab your cleaning tools and get started. After all, a messy or cluttered home can be distracting. Just be sure your cleaning habits aren’t a crutch.

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    • Radical acceptance is not easy. It can be tough to come to grips with the idea that the way you have always viewed the world may not be working anymore. But that is no reason to not see it differently.


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