Saturday, April 16, 2011

Are Your Possessions Stealing Your Energy?

I was reading through a popular women's magazine today and I came across this quote from designer, Pamela Porter, "Everything you own steals energy from you in multiple forms.  You use it, clean it, store it, fix it, or simply think about it.  Let bidding it good-bye be the last bit of energy it takes from you.  Once you lighten your load, you'll feel like a new person.  So have a yard sale, list on eBay, donate, recycle, or simply toss-just find a way to reduce what you have.  Only then can you give your spaces and your attitude a fresh start.  This spring, just let it go."  WOW!  I didn't really expect to find such an insightful, philosophical statement right in the midst of an article on redecorating your living room!

I absolutely love this philosophy.  I was recently reading a blog, by Jonathan Miller where he talked about reading one of my favorite books, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

After reading the book, he and his wife decided that rather than collecting possessions, they would collect experiences.  I too have come to this conclusion in life.  Experiences bring continued enjoyment through memories and stories.  Unlike possessions, experiences don't steal your energy, they energize you!  Experiences expand your world.  Experiences help you define who you are and enhance your relationships with others.  When was the last time you could say that about even one of your possessions?   

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lynne for the comment.I love you thought about experiences don't steal your energy. Such a true statement. Thanks for the encouraging blog post.