Weeding Your Spiritual Life
It’s that time of year when the gardener in me comes out. My husband and I work to prepare the soil, then I plant the seeds and water them. And inevitably, the weeds start to grow. Weeding is definitely not one of my favorite gardening tasks, but it is a necessary one. So over the past couple weeks, I set myself the task of weeding the garden and putting down some weed barrier.
Coincidentally (or not), I’m also working through a decluttering challenge at the same time, and I got to thinking about how weeding a garden is similar to decluttering. I’ve learned that decluttering can be not only about physical space but also about mental space, emotional baggage, and full schedules. So weeding a garden parallels decluttering in several ways:
It allows you to clear out the things that don’t matter (weeds / stuff) so you can see the things you enjoy and want to focus on (veggie plants / favorite possessions, relationships). If you have so much stuff everywhere, you can’t even see the things that really hold the most meaning for you.
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