Overabundance

This Thanksgiving Day weekend I’ve thought of many things I am grateful for…primarily the people in my life. I certainly have an abundant life by any definition. The challenge I feel at the moment, however, comes from feeling overwhelmed with too much…more things than I can organize or take care of and more things that I want or need to do than I think I can get done. I try to blame this on outside forces, but in the end it is just me who has held on to things while acquiring new things or made time commitments. Even my job is my job because i choose for it to be. It is true that I am influenced by a culture of materialism and that is averse to slowing down. Slowing down often involves saying ‘no’ to friends and I hate doing that but I hope there is a silver lining that I am better company when I do say ‘yes.’ I have been consciously trying to slow things down but it requires letting go of some things and it is difficult to choose. I don’t have any answers at the moment…only the desire to clear out the clutter and slow down.

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