When was the last time you took a good look at your cupboard space? Have you ever noticed how full your closets are? So, your cupboards are full. So, what? What possible difference could that make to your life?
In a couple of words – a lot!
Have you ever noticed how difficult it can be to introduce new things into your life? Most of us find it disruptive if not downright uncomfortable. It’s one of the reasons that we often resist change, even when the change offers the prospect of bringing a wealth of improvements and advantages. This applies not just to our material conditions. It can impact on the quality of our relationships too.
There’s a great principle hidden within these simple questions and there’s also a surprising key to very positive changes in the answer.
The fact is that it’s very difficult to introduce new things into your life, especially if there’s nowhere for the new things to go. I know. It sounds ridiculous. But it’s based on how we see the world at a very deep level.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.
We seem to avoid adding new things when we don’t have enough room to keep them. For some people, that can even lead to moving to a larger house. ‘We need more space, honey!’
The question becomes more interesting when we realise that the same principle governs our emotional state too. Creating space for new experiences, new thoughts, new feelings and new relationships is a fabulous way to improve our lives.
So, if you want to introduce positive change into your life, what’s the best thing you can do?
One of the most effective starting points is to make a cool assessment of what you’ve got – and then get rid of absolutely everything that you don’t need.
Does that sound dramatic? Well, that’s intentional. It’s a fundamental part of the plan.
It’s amazing how quickly you’ll discover new ways to fill up the empty space with new things – but there’s a deeper and more significant value to this exercise. It’s a surprisingly effective way to unblock yourself from any internal obstructions that may have been getting in the way of your progress. By letting go of the physical property you no longer need, you’ll also be able to let go of your attachments to the past – especially the negative attachments – and these are the connections that can slow you down and block your plans.
I know it sounds incredibly simple, but creating space in your life seems to work wonders for creating new opportunities in all areas, as if the physical act of discarding the old opens doorways to new experiences, fresh opportunities and increased prosperity.
I’ve used this method on many occasions. I’ve seen the effects in other people’s lives. It’s such a delightfully effective action to help you move your life forwards. Try it today and notice the changes that begin to show up.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Breaking our attachment to the past is the key to opening our hearts and minds to a new and brighter future. Dispensing of the unnecessary is a golden opportunity to advance your dreams and empower your life. You’re more likely to meet someone interesting when you’ve let go of the ghosts of past relationships. You’re more likely to gravitate towards positive people when your thoughts and feelings express a more positive attitude.
If you found these ideas helpful and are ready to appreciate the amazing power of bringing new things into your life by creating new space for the things you plan on creating, please feel free to share this post and encourage your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to realise that they also possess this fabulous potential for improvement. Let’s be a force for positive change in the world. Let’s help everyone to rise above their limitations and enjoy greater levels of freedom, happiness, inner calm and success in all areas of their lives.
Together, we really can make the world a better place.
Greg Parry created The Wellness Foundation and the Cognitive Empowerment Programs specifically to help people master their stress, overcome their limitations and explore the power of their true potential.
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