Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Taming Myself

"When you begin to clear out any clutter in the environment around you, it can have a powerful corresponding effect on the mental clutter inside you." - Denise Linn

When people go on about why they blog and whether or not they want to keep doing it, I hope that they just once write a post about something that feels deeply personal and scary, only to have twenty six people comment and say, "Me, TOO!" It is a wonderful thing. Working on my values yesterday I found that one of mine was 'Connection.' This blog, this community is a vital part of that!

I have written about the concept of taming before, but I thought about it again today in relation to ourselves. I tried to revisit Day Two again this morning to make a commitment to something for the next twenty six days, but I was still too scared. I am so nervous that I won't follow through. But all of your comments yesterday helped me to see that I am not alone, and that all I need to do is be a bit more gentle with myself and start fresh every day. It brings this passage from The Little Prince to mind:

“If you want a friend,” said the Fox, “tame me.”

“What must I do to tame you?”

“First you will sit down at a little distance from me - like that - in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me every day.” - Antoine de SaintExupery

I will use that tactic on myself. I can commit to that. Once a day I will sit down a little closer to myself and do something to earn that trust. I will sit here and work through Soul Coaching, and I will commit to clearing a little bit of clutter every day as well. Eventually I will get through the clutter and the noise and hopefully I will have tamed myself.

Day Three: The last time I cleared clutter properly, I was determined to change my life and find someone to share it with. I cleaned out all of the clutter and put a statue of two ducks in the relationship corner (Feng Shui) of my house. Six months later I had moved to England with two suitcases and was madly in love. There is powerful magic in the challenge today! I intend to clear out the financial corner of my house tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.

"There is clarity within me and around me."

22 comments:

miss*R said...

I find it always happens when I declutter/spring clean.. moving energy kind of starts the ball rolling... best of luck with Day 3, mine is nearly over here in Australia

Nicole said...

Commitment or no commitment, you will fill the power of the program sweep you along... be gentle on yourself and allow yourself to go with the flow. Wishing you all the magical blessings along the way! Nicole x

Nicole said...

Oops... sorry that should have been feel the program... {blush}

Fatma said...

You are right. There is magic in today's challenge. I look forward to hearing about your financial corner!

pink sky said...

my financial corner is scattered around the house...maybe that's part of my problem :) i love to de-clutter and organize, it's just finding the time. soul coaching is just what i need to get going! keep us posted!

Allison said...

That's an amazing anecdote to the power of decluttering. How powerful today is!

Breedale said...

I love your story about the ducks in your relationship corner. I am glad that you made yourself vulnerable and shared things about yourself so willingly. Sometimes others know how they feel but can't figure our how to express it. You found the words for many of us who had trouble articulating that particular thought. I think it is great that you recognize your fear of commitment and are choosing the gentlest path for yourself. Making an effort no matter how small, still gets you farther than standing still. Keep up the great work and good luck with the finances!

Sacred Suzie said...

Sounds like you're already doing an amazing job letting go of the clutter and committing to this process.

Serena said...

There sure is a powerful magic in clutter-clearing as your own experience showed. I will be clearing more clutter each and ever day also. :)

pERiWinKle said...

Have fun! It can be eye opening! I love how energetic and excited you are! xx
PS: The little prince is one of my favorite as well!

Jamie said...

Woohoo! What a magical story about you and the 2 ducks! I can't wait to see what happens in your financial corner!

Enjoy getting a little closer to you.

Kelly said...

once again, you have hit the nail on the head!! I love the idea of inching closer to ourselves everyday, I believe that's why I signed up for this...I needed a daily way to keep getting closer to myself. I also need to reread The Little Prince! Thanks for your lovely post.

danette said...

I'm not sure why, but when you mentioned the ducks and then yourself heading off with suitcases I pictured you in rain boots.

It is so beautiful to have all the love pour in when you take a risk and share yourself on your blog. I'm glad you did, and I'm glad you were embraced for it.

Wishing you lots and lots of money. :)

(and closeness)

Genie Sea said...

When as the cover of the Little Prince on the page, I went, "Yay!" I love the way you took that story with the fox as a metaphor on how to relate with yourself. It is very moving!

I believe in the power of Feng Shui and I have been trying to reorganize my tine house with the walls in weird spaces to let the positive energy in all the areas in!

May money and health and love come showering upon you!

Leah said...

aw, i love the story about the ducks!!! :-)

too funny...the word verification for this comment is "messi". and i was like, "hey, who you callin' messy?!" :-)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love the image of getting a bit closer each time.

Amber said...

I love this. I love the idea od sitting a little closer to yourself everyday... It makes me think about my baby brother, and the journey he is one with himself right now. How hard it is for him to sit with himself...and love himself anyway.

I think I will send this little story snip in my next letter to him.

((you))

:)

pen* said...

megg, i just adore that passage you quoted from the little prince, and it really resonated with me today (although for different reasons...) but how perfect it is for your intention.
i am super excited to hear more about your feng shui space clearing. being half chinese, i've always had an interest in it, but very limited knowledge. though i am a great believer in its potency when couple with true intent: as the story of your ducks illustrates wonderfully! love it!

Kate I said...

I love your story about the ducks...very sweet. It looks like you found your ducky soul mate. Two little rubber duckys on top of your wedding cake would have been adorable!

Katie said...

Your story gives me a lot of hope, its truly speaks of how we attract beauty into our lives. Standing right beside you!!

Gemma said...

When I make a commitment I want to follow through so I can trust myself. It's hard when you've broken promises to yourself in past like I have.

Jaime said...

Six months later!!!!!

Your life is such an adventure.

Keep going, keep going!

xoxo