Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring has sprung.. clean out your closets

Spring has sprung! I know that everyone, including me is thrilled that there is no more snow in the forecast and that the birds are chirping and the sun is shining. Now what? Most people go ahead and start cleaning out their closets known as "spring cleaning". Why do we hoard so many things during the last 9 months? Why does it take so long to get rid of those items you knew you wanted to let go of? Some may say the weather and some may say motivation- to an extent I buy it. But on the other hand, I think that it is just a metaphor for what is going on in our lives.
I was sitting outside having a cup of joe on my patio and I was just laying on the lounge chair breathing in the warm (er) air and listening to the birds chirp and sing away! This is where I had my epiphany- spring cleaning and cleaning out or closet is just a huge metaphor. A metaphor that many of us don't actually grasp and get. Its life, we sometimes just want to hold on to something because it has meant something to us in the past- maybe its a item that gives you the memory of someone you loved (memories never fade-even without that item). Maybe its holding on to something such as anger and disappointment either towards yourself or someone else. You feel that if you hold on to it, you can control it. Funny thing is, it seems the more we hoard things and our problems- the more out of control our lives get. The more we seem to loose the actual important things in our lives. Let me tell you, it is time to forgive (either someone else or yourself), it is time to clean out our closets. It is time to grab a hold of our lives and live in freedom. Take a deep breath and start cleaning out your closet. I'm right next to you doing it.

Go Realty Girl

1 comment:

  1. Love the post. The more we unload, the more flexibility we have. Reminds me of my teacher's words, "Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it" God has been teaching me so much in the past year about letting go - hard lesson for me, I am a controller :) But I am finding more and more freedom by letting go, getting rid of, and simplifying. Thanks GRGirl!