How many of us are well fed while others starve and with enough change in our purse to provide food and water to another person? What happens in our lives that causes our humanity to chip away and allows our heart to go cold on us without warning that the flames of compassion are dying out? What enables us to sometimes express feeling without touch, rationality without reason, vision without insight, and leads us to know without knowledge?
However good we are, however rich or poor, we all have far more possessions than we ever need or is good for us. We accummulate things without realising how much we are cluttering up our lives with things. We are presently having the house rewired when we are away on our European holiday and need to pack every item and place in storage for around seven weeks. The packing made me realise just how many things I didn't need and we started to declutter. We have probably given away a third of our possessions to needy friends and charity shops, but I forgot how good it makes one feel to give away things one really loves to have about them. It frees us a bit from the material addiction we are all prone to.
Having felt this recent good feeling, I am determined to declutter at least once a year now, if the good Lord grants me another year to re-experience the act.
What are we; man or beast; a source for good or evil? I believe that we have the capacity to be the type of arm wrestler we want to be."William Forde: April 19th, 2018.