Create Room for Meaning

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Chris Zydel, the Wild Heart Queen, says people want to buy experiences that will give their lives meaning. More and more people are realizing that stuff doesn’t bring them happiness, and it certainly doesn’t bring them meaning.

I know some folks are put off by “organizing” and “decluttering.” It sounds like work. And boring, yeah. It’s the kind of thing other people do, not you. So let’s get some different words.

Living and working in a space that’s been thoughtfully edited and arranged for ease and flow provides a meaningful experience. Paring extraneous stuff from your life is a mindful activity. It can also be unexpectedly liberating.

It creates room for you, your imagination, your spirit.

When you visit an art museum you aren’t confronted by rows of paintings stacked eight deep that you have to wade through. Exhibits are curated so that you see an intentional selection of works arranged around a theme. In fact, making art is generally a process of taking away, not loading more on.

You can curate your own environment.

Making your environment, either work or home, into a place that uplifts you means you can feel that way every day. And you’re there every day, right? This is the place you spend the hours of your life in. It’s not a place you visit occasionally.

So it should be as fabulous as you can make it, n’est-ce pas?

It’s like buying nice sheets. You spend one third of your life lying on them! That’s a lot of time to spend having an experience that’s not wildly enjoyable. You’re spending that much time in your office too. Maybe more. Then there’s another bunch of hours you spend in your home. How many is that?

See where I’m going with this?

Unless you’re a park ranger or a telephone lineman, you’re spending time in these rooms. Rooms that you have the power to make into oases of creativity and energy and joy. Spaces that reflect your beliefs and dreams. And if you need a boost up with that, I’m your gal.

10 thoughts on “Create Room for Meaning

  1. This is very encouraging, Claire: “you have the power to make … oases of creativity and energy and joy. ” I’m all for that! Onward to oases(es?) of creativity, energy and joy – I’m not there yet, but working on it!!!

    • Karen, if you’re an Explorer like me, you’re always working on it! Your life is a work in progress, so your oasis will be too. I should probably write a post about taking baby steps toward your oasis. That’s key. That’s how you move forward. Plus, those little steps can have a big impact.

  2. This is very encouraging, Claire: “you have the power to make … oases of creativity and energy and joy. ” I’m all for that! Onward to oases(es?) of creativity, energy and joy – I’m not there yet, but working on it!!!

    • Karen, if you’re an Explorer like me, you’re always working on it! Your life is a work in progress, so your oasis will be too. I should probably write a post about taking baby steps toward your oasis. That’s key. That’s how you move forward. Plus, those little steps can have a big impact.

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