Tuesday, July 11, 2017
What is the one thing most of us would like? Bigger closets. I am always amazed to find an apartment with a walk in closet. I would fill it up, I am sure. I guess I have what one might call "possession obsession." Priest closets in old rectories tend to be rather small. It was expected that "father" would be into a simple life-style. Well, I am a priest, but I don't think I saved that memo. My closet in San Francisco is bulging with my stuff, but as I look at all my things, I say, "I need all this stuff," for one reason or another. Different climates require different stuff. Instead of one pair of corduroys that I have to keep washing and then replacing, why not four pair, so I don't have to wash or shop so much? Running shoes could fill up a closet. Each pair has a purpose. In Boulder, I have another closet that is rather full of stuff too. If you are as hopeless as me, wait until you move. That is the best time to divest. Meanwhile, I ask myself if my daily life is going to be like my closets, all cluttered with stuff in my head and things to do list? I try to at least declutter my daily life through prayer, and living within my limitations of what I can do without becoming cluttered with a "must do" list. Now and again, I give something away that is perfectly good for me use, but to practice a bit of letting go. I have more than enough things till I die. I try to spend time and energy on "more" spirituality.