Sometimes, the stuff we’ve accumulated weighs on us so much that we don’t feel free to open the next door. We can’t see the next step, the opportunity or the gifts. We only see the piles of clothes, shelves of dusty books, boxes of dishes, drawers of old electronics. We may use physical clutter as a way to slow down our movement forward in life, as a way to distract ourselves from imagining a bigger, more fulfilling life for ourselves.
It’s helpful to wonder what’s underneath of our stuff, what’s the next possibility, what’s on the other side of the door?