Clutter can be something that is part of our life. We can be involved and interactive with the thing, and at the same time not notice that it's having detrimental effects on our life. Maybe one day we get an insight that this particular thing is not actually serving us. Seeing how it's taking a toll on us makes it less attractive and we become willing to let it go.
One of my blog reader recently wrote me about this experience.
"I recently became aware of stock as clutter in my life. I didn’t own enough shares to make any kind of difference in my own financial situation, but I became aware that I was feeling like a gambler must feel at Vegas, always a little jittery, nervous, distracted, and overly watchful. Just stay in for one more hand, or one more trading day. Blaming forces beyond my comprehension when the stock lost value, and irrationally cheering different forces when it went up a few dollars on any given day. The distraction was getting more and more uncomfortable and, as you point out all the time, this is a sure sign that clutter is present in one form or another."
"So I sold the 15 shares about two weeks ago and put the proceeds into a money market account. I feel a lot calmer now and am busy manifesting more real wealth and prosperity in my life."
Something may seem essential and important. But it helps to be honest with ourselves about the cost. Especially when it interferes with our peace of mind.