Unfurnishing the cluttered nervous room of your mind

There are few rituals as physically satisfying, spiritually cleansing and emotionally liberating as getting rid of a bunch of stuff. 

It’s pure catharsis. There’s simply nothing better than purging from your life piles and bags and stacks of things that are old and broken and gross and useless and frankly, unnecessary. 

And what’s interesting is, as the objects are excised, so are the emotions attached to them. 

Like the things that served you at one point, but have since outlived their usefulness, and now only remind you of a former version of yourself. 

Or the things that people gave to you years ago, that were never asked for, but you still kept on the shelf to appease their feelings and soothe your guilt. 

Or the things that worked once but are no longer helping, and were only kept around because of superstition or paranoia. 

They all have feelings attached to them. And once you’re willing to let them go, all of those feelings evaporate along with them. 

Our homes are no longer littered with things we don’t need to have, and our spirits are no longer cluttered with feelings we don’t need to feel. 

Listen to me. You don’t need the complete set to feel secure and safe. You don’t need another clever reason to lure people back to your apartment so they can inspect your carefully curated collection of cultural ephemera and then compliment you and what a thoughtful and brilliant and sensitive and love deserving person you are. 

Let it go. Throw it out. Purge often. 

You just might realize that you don’t need all those things for people to love you. 


Are you allowing guilt or fear to clutter your environment with things that sap your joy?

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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