Friday, November 09, 2007

Clean Up Your Mess and Move On

I started "Space Clearing" after reading Karen Kingston's book "Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui". She says, if you want peace, you need to start looking for it in your heart and your house first! I have known this but I have neglected it for a long time as I had been so engaged in the preparation of the 3rd Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace we hosted last month. It was very successful (I still have some work left), but I now have more time to take care of myself and my home.

When I visited Hollis in San Francisco last month on the way back from the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, we felt we could do this together. Her house is much tidier than mine and she already knew Feng Shui. Anyway, we decided to do this together, as we would encourage each other and actually accomplish what we want. So, I emailed her and she agreed to join me in cleaning up my mess. Hollis even started writing a blog about what we are doing and it is quite fun to read.

So, here I am in Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan, with Hollis in San Bruno, California. Both of us are engaged in Space Clearing and reporting our progress to each other.

Here are some photos of my progress:

Before JPG

After JPG

It took about a day to get to this!

My office does not look too bad now but actually I have more to do, and beyond my office I have eight more rooms! There is a lot to accomplish in front of me but I will not give up this time. Unfortunately, I gave up many times!

According to Karen, clutter is:
1 What you do not use or what you do not like
2 Things that are untidy
3 Too many things pushed into a small space
4 All unfinished work

Would you like to join us and clear your clutter. According to The Best Game on Earth, Rule 9, states: Clean Up Your Mess and Move on!

Anyway, you can read more in Hollis’ blog here.

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