Whether we truly downsize our footprint or simply make way for acquisition of fresh stuff, we understand that physical thing part – tossing out, rearranging, simplifying anything seems simple, so easy. Re-focus, de-clutter, wean, toss, discard. So easy.
What about de-cluttering our brain, our connections, our relationships, our involvement?
Whoa, not so fast …
I’ve reduced some inputs to make way for more inputs, not less. I don’t see having a busier intellectual life or more robust emotional one (OK, let’s just say I think I’m ready), in conflict with building a less complex one.
I want to clean up my hard-drive. I can add more – run new things faster, better, leaner, cleaner – because simpler life should be better life. My smaller footprint, need not be invisible. More visible, worthwhile and important. More impact. Not so easy.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -4C/24F (soon this will seem balmy), short walk early in the darkdarkdark, grass crusty underfoot – like walking on a brillo pad, windshields frosty, calm and silent. Gusta getting back to her ‘walking with middle-aged guy’ pace vs. romping with so many canines …
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