You can’t take it with you

George Carlin first performed his brilliant comic routine on “stuff” a couple of decades ago, giving us the cold hard funny truth about all of the stuff we buy, collect, hold onto, and keep.

Also how we have to store it, dust it, move it around, protect and display it. Not to mention compete with other people in order to have more stuff. Whoever dies with the most stuff wins?

One of the great gifts of the past few years is that people have been, generally, reexamining their relationship to all that stuff. If you don’t have a lot of extra cash to buy so much stuff anymore, it will help you to be more careful about which stuff you do bring home. Priorities shift in times like these.

How much stuff does one person really require?

All of the stuff we invented to make our lives easier, has often done the opposite. We have so many choices, lots of options, and far more complications and expectations than any previous generation could have dreamed of.

This is working on an energy level too. People are becoming aware of the stuff they’ve loaded themselves down with. Many are ‘waking up’ from the dream, or often nightmare, of being stuck in stuff they have no control over and cannot solve. This is often experienced with a sense of great relief, of feeling lighter. Literally dropping the heavy load, putting down the bags. The term ’emotional baggage’ was invented to describe the energy some of us carry around. Only we can decide to not carry those bags anymore.

Hint: if you did not create a problem, you cannot solve it. The best thing might be just to let it go, and move on back to what is actually yours.

Don’t get me wrong, I love getting new stuff as much as the next person, especially if the new stuff is shoe shaped. I have also been noticing a return to life in present time, a place where less stuff is needed.What helps with all of this, in the deciding of what to keep and what to let go of, is consciousness. Becoming aware. Finding stillness.  And again, surrender.

©Kris Cahill  2007-2012  All Rights Reserved  ~
‘Baggage’ Photo ©Karas Cahill-on Flickr

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Like This!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s