Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's Time To Focus Our Attention On What Lives In That Head Of Ours

It seems to me, that in the first half of our lives, we collect, collect, collect things. And in the second half of our lives, our focus turns more towards getting rid of, getting rid of, getting rid of.

We didn’t really need to have all of those things.

And in this day and age, a lot of attention is given to “spring cleaning,” “simplifying,” “organizing,” and “downsizing.” 

We want our houses clean and not cluttered.

But what about our hearts and our heads?  A clean house doesn’t really make an impact on our lives, if our hearts and our minds are too full of “stuff.” We forget that we need to “spring clean,” “simplify”, and “organize” what is going on inside of us, as well.

There are things we keep carrying in our minds and in our soul that we should have long since let go of.

Our minds are too full of “stuff.” Stuff that is hindering our life, our growth, and our emotional well-being.  When was the last time you went inside of yourself and said to a certain thought or emotion… “Hey. It’s time for you to go?”

We need to do more of that!

Our lives simply cannot be healthy with just a clean home, closet, or car. They can only be healthy with a clean mind.

We need to declutter, and sweep some things out.

Overthinking? Time for you to go.

Discouraging self-talk? Out the door.

Holding onto past hurts? Their time is through.

Clinging to needing to “achieve?” Shave those thoughts away.

Our minds are SO powerful. We can “think” ourselves into being lonely, sick, unappreciated, or misunderstood.  But if we are intentional, we can also “think” ourselves into being courageous, blessed, inspired, and content.

It may take practice. You may have to try a few times before you truly get rid of some of those guests hanging around in your heart, mind, and soul. But it CAN be done.

If we find our homes so worthy of our attention and detail, shouldn’t we find our own bodies and lives even more worthy?

It’s time to focus our attention on what lives up in that head of ours. It’s time to blossom and find freedom from the cobwebs that need to be cleaned out. They’ve done their time.

It’s time for them to go. It’s time for YOU to grow.


quietspirit said...

Dionna: You speak wisely here. We DO need to shed ourselves of demeaning thoughts about ourselves and about others.

Unknown said...

This post has really encouraged me. I so needed to read this. Thank you for sharing!

Dionna said...

Thanks for leaving comments, ladies!