When Something Stops Serving Us

Someone wrote in, "What gets us to the point that we get sick of our things?"

There's a point when something that was part of our life starts to lose its juice for us. The energy we get from it starts to fade. This thing no longer serves us. To make up for this loss, we start to fill in the gap with the memories of when we used to love this thing. Our minds can trick us this way. For a little while it works. But then we use up a lot of ourselves to maintain the illusion that something we no longer love still matters for us.

Over time, we end up surrounded by many things that are no longer a part of our lives. This leaves us feeling irritable, dull and frustrated because our stuff doesn't feed us emotionally, spiritually or practically. It's painful. We react to this pain with a voice rising up in us that says, "I can't take this anymore. This is too much!" It's transformational to see things for what they are. It's a valuable place to be because it can inspire us to remove the things that are causing us pain.

Being in this situation helps us see that to be happy we need to be amidst things that we love, that take care of us, and that make our lives easier.