When it’s time to take out the trash, literally speaking, most would do so to avoid living in filth. However, when it is time to take out the trash, emotionally or attitudinally speaking, many seem content to sweep the dregs of their expression under the proverbial carpet. Rather than leaving ill spirits curbside or tossing them in the nearest dumpster, they seem content to let them fester in their houses of being.
Why is that?
4 thoughts on “Take out the Trash”
It is because when an individual gets so involved with what is going on inside them that they get stuck in themselves failing to look outside to see where they could offer something of constructive value to those in their world. When we are more concerned to be giving something out into our worlds that is of integrity the trash that needs to go emotionally and attitudinally is naturally incinerated.
Wrappings, things that have passed their “use by”date, outgrown attitudes, etc, It does take deliberation to part with things one has become comfortable with, or things that seemed at least to be valuable in the past. “Who knows? I might use this again one day.”
It is necessary to clean house internally, sometimes ruthlessly, not to trash things without thought for their potential value, but to keep things current and organized, to keep from becoming bogged down with unnecessary baggage…and, of course, to keep the smell from becoming an issue!
Habit, possibly thinking their justified in some way. It is for anyone, a waste of a perfectly good life.
One of the reasons I love your blog Gregg is that it helps me to constantly “clean house”. I love clearing out that trash that lurks under beds or in closets! Thanks for all you provide.