I "accidentally" came across an article in a stack of magazines on a random shelf at a client's home last week. The magazine was Tricycle (Spring 2005). I'd never heard of it. I did, however, open right to an article by Anne Cushman titled "Clearing Clutter." Joe said I could have the magazine so I took it home and I actually read the article... (the fact that each phase of this process actually happened, is amazing in it's own right... ) Joe is a spiritual guy and so his books and magazines reflect that.
She begins by admitting that she's been cluttered her entire life and has no idea where to begin.. ".. I'm as clueless about how to create that kind of order as I was in first grade. I know how to organize an essay, a book, a yoga class. I can sit and watch my breath for hours at a stretch.... but my physical world still looks like it did three decades ago: papers spilling out of my desk and me hunching in front of it so the nuns won't see."
She proceeds to research organization and finally gets help from Karen Kingston author of Clear Your Clutter. The reason I'm going through this build up... ? I absolutely love these lines and the awakening and practice behind them...
"And to keep clutter from immediately reaccumulating, I discover, I have to SLOW DOWN - I have to take the time to close the cabinet door, screw the cap on, put the coats AWAY without galloping headlong toward some future goal I view as more important...
"This kind of mindfulness forces a kind of embodied, full bodied living, with awareness of every gesture. This way of living takes time. But it also gives time back. It gives me back my life, every moment of it."
more on this coming soon... there's at least two other fabulously expressed breakthroughs I plan to share from this article. In the meantime, here is another jingly, Suessy shameless self promotion poem.
Prick up your ears,
Dust off your lenses,
Listen, watch out
Going out of their senses
A referral for me
Looks distraught, overwhelmed
Is crushed by the prospect
Of the stuff in their realm
Let them know it’s ok
Someone can assist
Onward & Upward is here
Have them call to enlist!
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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