Daily Archives: February 7, 2015

The power of possessions

As we’ve spent the last 2 to 3 months living in this first vacation rental on Fripp Island, we’ve thought a lot about the massive  life change that we’ve made.  We’ve made a few small adjustments to our lifestyle.  But, nothing major.  The major part was selling our house and almost everything that was in it.

When we were going through that process there was a lot of anxiety.  Thoughts of are we going to need that again, I hate to get rid of this, how much has to go, etc.  It was a harder process than either of us imagined.  Prior to that, we would have both said that we weren’t connected to ‘stuff’.  We were wrong and it was hard to sell or give it all away.  I’m a little ashamed to say that it was painful.  I don’t want to be reliant on ‘stuff’, I want to be reliant on God.

But, as we did, you also can break the power of possessions.  You can be free from the stronghold of stuff.  I would like to tell you exactly how to do it, but I won’t other than to say that you just have to start.  There are ton’s of spots on the inter webs to get step, tips and tricks on how to de-clutter your life.  I highly recommend that you do it.

It’s an exercise in freedom that I didn’t know we needed until we did it.  You’ll find that you can live on less and with less than you ever imagined.  And you can live comfortably while doing it.  Life is about living.  Not gathering things.

English: A trunk used by immigrants from Swede...

English: A trunk used by immigrants from Sweden to carry their possessions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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