This short video, a promo for the book Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century, provides a science-based glimpse into 21st century life in America from the perspective of what we have in our homes. And what do have? An over-abundance of stuff, which translates to clutter when you neglect what you have or no longer care for it.
Our prosperity has filled our homes to the brim and adds stress to daily life. From a feng shui perspective, our possessions are a reflection of ourselves. They contain our energy and mirror much of what we hold deep inside. Similar to people and relationships, our “stuff” requires time and attention, areas where we often come up short.
One way to ease the burden of so much is to only bring in things that you use or love. In my home we’ve had a policy for many years that if “something big comes in, something big has to go out.” As we continue to focus on thinning things out, our home feels more clear and is easier to maintain. An increase in free space and more time are very nice bonuses.
I’m interested in your comments. What do you think?