Clutter busting is about cultivating an awareness of how you feel around the things, people and activities of your life. You become genuinely interested in how the things in your life affect you.

With this openness, you find yourself noticing discomfort. There's a recognition that a person makes you feel badly about yourself. You discover that a particular thing you do leaves you feeling tired and drained. You realize that you don't like or ever sit in a piece of furniture in your home.

It's as if your awareness shines a light and illuminates the pain the clutter is causing you. Noticing that it hurts helps you lose your attachment for the thing.

I used to get defensive when someone was critical of me. It was automatic. The thing is, being defensive never made me feel better. I felt worse. But I associated that discomfort as being a result of the person's criticism.

But then one day, it suddenly became clear that the bitter feeling was actually coming from the defensiveness. It felt like poison in me. Then a quiet voice came in and said, "Duder (I call myself that term of endearment a lot) you don't have to take the other person's delivery." The clarity slipped in and became a part of me.


I wanted to let you know about the second in a weekly series of Clutter Busting Your Life webinars this Saturday, July 28th at Noon Central time. I talk about how clutter affects your life, how to notice and remove the clutter, and I answer the questions you have about your clutter situation. There's a lot of support and encouragement from the attendees.

The webinar costs $10 and lasts for one hour. The registration link is to the right. Once you pay via PayPal, you will receive an email within 24 hours that provides the link to the webinar. The webinar is sponsored by SpreeCast.com. You will need to join SpreeCast (it's free) to interact with me and others in our webinar this Saturday. I hope to see you there.