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Life is a journey – with paths glossy and sleek, others full of dust and silt, others muddy…you name it. And so as to ensure we are rising to a freshness and newness every waking day, we need to declutter. The reason the world can be full of pain and sadness is because many a person are weighed down by pains and hurts of yesterday; unforgiveness, anger, unfinished battles, hatred, stress and more.

16th Feb, 2017

Two days ago, I woke up in my usual slow manner. Among the first things I noticed were the stains on my tiled floor. I don’t like dirt (lol..no one should). Hence, I planned on scrubbing the stains out soon after freshening up and all that other morning business. It’s quite interesting how the process of starting to clean up one dirty area brings into one’s vision a couple other areas that require the same kind of attention. I started at around 11am; a process that was to take me at most 20 minutes, and at 3pm, I was just getting done cleaning up the entire household!

My usual ruminative self couldn’t help but think beyond the superficial. Just like the dusty corners and stained tiles around the house; my life too, requires a refreshing every now and then. So does yours!

As I cleaned up, there were areas which I cleaned every so often because they were basic and obvious. Then there were others that I almost always passed by because I knew it would take a little more time and effort (and sometimes even material) - which I wasn’t willing to give at the time. Then there were others areas which were almost permanently blemished and it was assumed that they could never come off. Sounds like something you can resonate with?

Life is a journey – with paths glossy and sleek, others full of dust and silt, others muddy…you name it. And so as to ensure we are rising to a freshness and newness every waking day, we need to declutter. The reason the world can be full of pain and sadness is because many a person are weighed down by pains and hurts of yesterday; unforgiveness, anger, unfinished battles, hatred, stress and more.

Let us go through a few pointers:

  • Clear your home, your desk, your room, your closet, your computer, your phone...

From time to time, get rid of stuff you do not need and barely use. Get rid of that pile of office papers from two years ago and the old make up brushes. Out with the old…..! Everything you own should have value, either because its functional or beautiful, or you just love it.

 A peaceful environment brings a peaceful life.

  • Do what you gotta do when you gotta do it!

Procrastination is the thief of time. It’s the enemy of time and schedule. Do your best to stick to your schedule and get help when you need it.

  • Focus on one thing at a time.

You’re human, not a robot. Do only that which is within the borders of your capability.

  • Forgive.

One of my biggest life rules – do not go to sleep having not resolved any issue you have with anyone. Even when the person is resistant, make the peace within yourself to forgive them and be patient with them.

And lastly, bond with God daily. He is the giver of real peace; not as the world gives. (John 14:27)

Be set free!

Love love,

Lau.

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