As we begin the second week in January of this New Year, I find myself noticing how challenging it is to totally embody new habits. I have been working on my Miracle Morning routines, I see how ingrained other habits are and how it will likely take a while to shift into incorporating these new habits fully. I am still finding the rhythm of fitting all the activities in. This morning, I caught myself beginning to supply my email for a free download of the Miracle Morning crash course when I realized that I didn’t want to give myself yet another something in my inbox.
I don’t need more stuff to deal with I need want to enjoy what I already have. I want to manage that.
I am a Realtor, and as such, I have the opportunity to see how much “stuff” people have. We have to be one of the few countries in the world where people are drowning in stuff and still in poverty. How is that possible?
As Wayne Dyer used to say, “You can never get enough of what you don’t want.”
Since I have been on this Fearless Giving kick where I ask continuously myself what I want to give, I am noticing how much I have allowed into my life that I don’t really want. How much stuff have I allowed to crowd my life because of fear? How frequently have I said yes to something just because it was there without ever considering the cost of managing that something? And while I have done a decent job of eliminating a lot of the “stuff” I don’t really want or need, I still have a lot of excess.
Saturday, I found myself cleaning out the front coat closet and I came across an Instant Pot that I had purchased two Christmas ago. I had bought it when some folks I was working with exalted the device as the next best thing since sliced bread. But once I got it, I quickly realized that I didn’t like or appreciate the thing. I’ve only used it a few times and I was not overly impressed by it. It was really just another kitchen something taking up space without adding value.
I decided it was time to let it go and placed in the Goodwill pile. I decided it was time to forgive myself for my mistake and move on. No judgment. No regrets. I don’t have the time and energy to beat myself up for all the many, many things I have wasted money on.
I do not know what anything is for. Time to let it go.
So, as I endeavor to develop new habits that serve me and make my heart happy to give, I practice forgiveness. I practice gentleness with myself. I am making my life up, after all. It’s time I allowed it to be the one I want, the one I love. THAT is what I want to give myself in this moment.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste