Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
This quote by Henry David Thoreau may be the start of something amazing for you! Have you thought of how your stuff may be holding you back? Have you thought about how with less you can start a project of your dreams? Could you be a more mindful and present person? Perhaps you may have a dream to pursue and letting go of you stuff can help you live the life you imagined.
How much do we need to live a life we have imagined?
A corporate person moves to a new city to start her dream job. In her move, she decided her dream jobs might not be long term and more in a sequence, so she may have to move frequently as she climbs the corporate ladder. Because of this, it’s important for her to have less to take from city to city. She lets go of her possessions to be more nimble. Her work takes most of her waking hours so she will not be home to enjoy her space. As she envisions where her new assignments might take her, she wants to be less burdened by stuff to carry along with her.
A client marries and blends her belongings with her new partner. She lived a single life for quite a while and has been filling her closet with shoes and clothes. Letting go of her stuff makes the transition smoother. It is not about her stuff vs. his stuff. It is about living a life together in a small space but with great love and respect. Their lives will be about their connection, not their stuff.
A friend begins a mission trip that she has imagined for many years. She begins her preparations to move 6 months before her trip began. She whittles away at her furniture, clothing, books and papers. She moves most of her information to online resources. In the end, she has 3 larges suitcases for her 2 year stay. She begins to live the life she imagined by her bravery and commitment.
It’s hard to imagine how important and compelling these journeys are. These dreams require letting go. It’s deep and meaningful commitments to what you can imagine.
How do we start?
Your dreams are waiting for you. Start with your dream and the simplest first step. It’s possible to achieve your dream with a plan. Start with letting go of what’s easy and move to what’s more difficult. In paring down not only do we decide what’s essential, we also find what’s most vital. We can find out what’s the one most important thing for us to use or take with us on our journey. I would love to hear more from you on your journey to live the life you imagined.
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