No matter what your situation is, it can always be viewed from different perspectives. The last week or so I’ve been clearing out the clutter in my life, but at a much slower pace. I suspect my change in pace is due to the fervor of a newly discovered lifestyle wearing down to the fervor of a current lifestyle (less fervor, more routine). Additionally, I’ve had a few work projects taking up my time. And to be really honest, I’ve also been lazy.
But instead of saying “so far, I’ve only taken two and a half car loads of stuff to Goodwill and given a couch away”, I choose to say “I’ve come so far” – I really have.
Often times, the most important changes we make are internal ones. My perspective on the material things in my life is completely different than it was a couple months ago. I now see it as stuff, I see several anchors holding me back from being free. But, I’m at peace with the fact that external changes reflecting the internal changes I’ve already made will take time – especially since I have a lot of stuff to go through.
To everybody out there evolving to something better, reaching for something more (inward or outward) – may you be at peace with the fact that change takes time. Progress without a little regress is not human – in fact, “to err is human; to forgive, divine” (Alexander Pope, “Essay on Criticism”).