There's a theory that in keeping everything, you actually create a sense of scarcity instead of abundance? Sounds crazy, but it's true.
I was reading a book about financial independence written by Jerrold Mundis when I realized that the theories he presented about how we think of money absolutely correlate to how we think of our possessions.
One theory is that we .have nothing and that we had better keep what we own. This fear based thought process keeps us focused on the reality in our minds, and not analyzing what the true reality may be. For example, do you really have "nothing" to wear. In actuality, you probably have excess. But because you are analyzing from a fear perspective, or perhaps feeling that others will perceive you as having "less", you are unable to see the possibilities of what you already own and how you might "shop your wardrobe.".
Mundis also theorizes that some people create a sense of scarcity by fearing that nothing better is going to come to them. Again, it repeats the notion that one better hold onto whatever it is (food, clothes, furniture etc) because this is going to be as good as it gets and you better just be thankful for what you have. And to some extent this is true. A little humility is good. But when it interferes with moving forward and seeing possibilities, it can be isolating.
Editing our possessions IS hard. Each one came into our homes for a reason. Maybe we chose it, maybe we didn't. But what if we were to challenge the conversation from fear to freedom? I think we would have abundance beyond anything we previously (falsely) imagined.
To your most Organized self and finding Peace by Piece!
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