Many of us have too many possessions and a too full schedule. We need to eliminate unnecessary cumber, so that we are not possessed by our possessions. We can choose to share our largesse with others to support their well-being. We need to prune our schedules so we have more time for rest and reflection. Spiritual decluttering frees our calendars and spirits so that we have the time and energy to nurture our own talents and the gifts of others.
Help me, God of peace and prosperity, to focus on what is truly important,
eliminating the unnecessary and encumbering.
Help me declutter my mind and spirit so that I will have room
to experience your presence in my life and in the lives of my companions.
Make an inventory of your possessions and your attitudes toward them. You may want to begin to give away what clutters your home, office, and life. Take time to examine your weekly commitments, based on what is truly important, what gives you joy, and what adds to the beauty of the earth and the joy of others.