We live in the midst of space that goes unnoticed. We're unaware because our stuff takes up our attention.
But we need open space along with our things to feel peaceful.
When I'm working with clients, and they begin to let go of unwanted things and open up the space for themselves, I refer to it as breathing space. They notice and it makes them happy. I think by being aware it helps them relish and maintain the space.
Someone wrote me about her great experience with space:
"While purging before my recent move, I thought of getting rid of clutter as purchasing free space. Could I afford to buy this for myself? Could I afford not to? It was a good investment."