Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Simplifying My Life

My daughter called me this morning and was talking about clearing her desk at work and how good it made her feel. She then decided to do the same at home. I have been meaning to simplify my vast holdings ever since my last move showed the weight of my possessions at over 25,000 pounds!!! YIKES!!! And I moved some of it myself. SO I need a lot of simplifying.

Then I opened my morning prayer site Sacred Space and found the following:

Something to think and pray about this week: In one of the gospel parables, the rich man is mulling over his treasures, and plans to build even bigger barns to store all his crops. He relishes his security: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come.

Jesus reflects: A man’s life is not made secure by what he owns. As we grow quiet in prayer, our hearts can be invaded in the same way by false securities.

In the measure that my heart is in past treasures, I am fossilised and dead, for life is only in the present. So to each of these past treasures I am grateful yet I say goodbye, explaining that, grateful though I am that it came into my life, it must move out, or my heart will never learn to love the present.

Today's aMUSEment - Simply: What needs simplifying in your life?
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Darla said...

Good morning, your daily aMUSEments really interest me. I'm going to make it a point to stop by and read them. I'm one of the early birds.


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