What is the future benefit? If nothing, give it away, let it go, ixnay the apcray. As I get older and closer to God, as I organize my life I am reminded that none of these Earthly treasures, trials, or tribulations will go to heaven with me. Why suffer them any longer here on Earth? Beauty and joy exists abundantly today.
Glorious I looked to heaven As a little one Staring at magnificence Copping long wondrous views Clouds to take my breath Thickly dark in the middle Outlined so vividly bright Blue sky perfectly sky blue Now having time again I laze on my swinging bench Looking straight out, up Oh the view, deja vu! I can feel, almost see God Peeking out for me Earthly days dwindle Oh the glory that is to come!
It becomes easier to decide what to keep and what to let go of, if you imagine possibilities. When future uses fall short, why hold onto that dust-catching eyesore? Clutter be gone. On the other hand are tools and items of beauty. These things are icing on the cake of life. I admit, I like extra icing. I am a maximalist and that’s ok, if I am intentional about it and it benefits me.
Mental Clearing to Organize Life
Lies and negative feedback rattling in the mind will recirculate without pause. Feelings and thoughts, just like physical possessions, need to be carefully curated and sometimes disposed of.
Consider the benefit of that thought. Organize your thoughts with that one question. If it is harmful, actively call it out. Acknowledge it, but is it true and helpful? It may be. Usually our rumination thoughts are not at all true. Pause to stop the track that is playing. What is the future benefit?