Sorting things out

Not too long ago, I moved from an apartment where I had lived for seven years to a little house in a wooded area overlooking a river. The view was breathtaking, and I was very excited because this was to be my first real home. A part of the moving process that didn't excite me, however, was going through desk drawers, closets, and worst of all, the basement storage area, deciding what would accompany me to my new lodging and what would have to go—to friends (clothing that no longer fitted), to charity (that tennis equipment I never wanted anyway), or to the dump (the ten boxes full of everything else!).

There is another kind of sorting out that is far more challenging but pays bigger dividends: reviewing values, goals in life, concepts of ourselves and others, and discarding those that have become a burden in one's journey Spiritward.

May 12, 1986

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