Cleaner Living

cleaning lady

Living Lighter

3 years ago

The pareto principle says that we use 20% of our things 80% of the time. Earlier I said that we should clean them up (put them away).Here I want to consider getting the entire load smaller. Find ways to reduce the 100% of things we have.

Fewer things equates to cleaner. Most of us accumulate many many things.

Junk, really.

Oh, I know all the reasons I have for having all the things I have. I am just as guilty as the next person of having too many things.

I find it difficult to get rid of them, too. The things themselves are not really the problem. It is our attachment to them. It is our justifications and rationalizations for having them and keeping them.

Meditation is a great guide in helping us put down these burdens. Let go of your thoughts once in a while. It forms great practice for letting go of other things, too.

... and it helps us live lighter.