Sometimes we live on the surface of life because we tend to collect things. In relationships there's baggage. In housekeeping there's clutter. In creativity there's the muckity mud that slows the ideas. In daily life there's so much scheduled that it all gets mired into one undefined lump of matter. There's so much clutter...too much to deal with in a busy life.
- When we are at the farm we have less clothing and it's easier to keep up with laundry.
- We have fewer toys and it is easier to clean up.
- I am not stressed out about company coming because it takes all of 30 minutes for a real difference.
- We have less space, so we spend our time out of doors...which leads to less mess and less need for things to keep us occupied.
- We have fewer commitments so we tend to spend time engaged as a family instead of going through the motions.
- We have more time for friends and family...more meaningful visits and more time to sit for hours and talk.
- Even the emails exchanged with friends I miss from home are more about relationships; less about wading through the details.
When we are here I am happy to do, happy to be, happy to have fewer things to deal with. When I am at home, the clutter...the clothes, the school books, the toys, the dishes, the dust bunnies take over...I can't relax because there's always so much clutter to deal with that it's in the murky depths of the back of my mind.
How can I transfer this life to that life?
How can I intermingle the two so that this doesn't feel like two lives?
...to say no to things and commitments and negative emotions?
...say yes to people and creativity and love?
How do you make this happen in your own life?