I believe everyone has a closet or a room in their house filled with junk. You know the things that have been collected along the way that once seemed so important are now wasting away in a room or closet collecting dust. Whenever we even think of clearing out all the stuff it becomes overwhelming so we push the junk back in and close the door.
Sometimes in life the storage of our mind is filled to the brim with past mistakes, past hurts, shattered dreams, lost love, anger, shame, guilt and everything else in between. Our storage is so full it leaves no room for the wonderful things that were originally planned for us. When our storage is empty there’s room for peace, joy, hope, unconditional love, forgiveness and the freedom to live purpose.
When we begin the process of cleaning out the clutter, our path in life becomes clearer. There are many different ideas on how to begin and complete the process of cleaning “Our Storage”. I have tried many of the ideas but the one suggested has worked the best for me.
I practice these 3 simple steps everyday in my life to ensure an empty storage.
Every day in the morning and the evening I release. I release should of’s, could of’s, and would of’s. I release any anger or frustration that has occurred. I release perfectionism and allow space for mistakes and setbacks. I release.
I choose to embrace everything that makes me flaws and all. I chose to embrace the good and bad of love ones. I choose to embrace the serenity prayer…
“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next…Amen”
I have come to the realization that love has miraculous power. Love has the power to change lives, encourage the hurting, motivate the weak, heal the brokenhearted, warm the unforgiving spirit and love the unlovable. Love has power! Love is a decision based on principle not a feeling. I’ve chosen to love unconditionally and non-judgmentally. I’ve tried it the other way around where in my spirit I harbored resentment towards some and attempted to love others…it just didn’t work for me I did not feel balance or whole. But with my new perspective and practice of love I have experienced a tremendous amount of peace and joy.
Are you ready to clear your storage?