There is a lot of clutter in my life, and it holds me back. It demands my energy, a spiritual energy. It slowly drains my motivation, my essence, my soul(?).
The first step on a journey is really before you begin. However, it is also somewhere you need to go in order to travel. It is a place both within and without. It is the place where we simplify. We get rid of everything that weighs us down. This is both emotional and physical. It involves process and tools. Anything that doesn’t aid us in our journey is not needed.
As a place this could be ‘the sands of simplicity’. A place where we let go of all these things. It echoes a time of wandering, of reflection in the desert or perhaps the wilderness. It is where we must leave everything we do not need. An extended time in this place isn’t healthy, there is little to sustain us. We need to be decisive. When the rains don’t come this is no place to be caught dallying.
Let go of what isn’t needed. Leave it for others who may travel here. You can’t bring items from your past that are not needed. Everything you continue to carry with you must have a purpose, a reason for taking up your precious and limited resources.
I am here, entering the ‘sands of simplicity’. I won’t be staying long, but there will be profound changes.