There are secrets to unlocking your inner peace. Today, we will examine one secret that helps you create the inner peace you need to flourish.
When I walked into the home office, it looked tidy. That is on the surface.
I opened the closet, and it was another story.
There were blank canvases, cut-out magazine images, an air purifier, empty notebooks, boxes of fabric for upcoming projects, a container of incense, binders with courses I have offered, candles, oracle card decks, Feng Shui remedy supplies, and a whole lot more.
I realized that even though my stuff was organized in labeled containers, that did not mean I had my things under control.
The Three to Five Second Rule
My friend, Sandy, asked me, “Can you find whatever you want in 3 to 5 seconds?”
I answered, “No.” Then she said, “You might have too much stuff.”
My first reaction was to tell myself that everything in the closet was essential to me and that I needed everything. It has a purpose; you never know when you need it.
The Secret to Creating More Inner Peace
Sandy was giving her home office a makeover, and I loved the photos she sent me of her progress.
This is what surprised me. After she was finished, she said, “I can’t believe the difference. It’s really peaceful in here.”
I wanted that peaceful feeling, too, when I was in my home office.
That’s when I realized that just because it looks tidy outside does not mean I am home-free.
The clutter in my closet impacted my feelings of peace, clarity, and well-being. Besides, I was still looking for what I wanted in 3 to 5 seconds.
I told Sandy I would clear the stuff in my closet and make my life easier, more fun, and more peaceful.
- How do we collect so much stuff? What influences our buying decisions?