Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Did You Take Out the Trash

Did You Take Out the Trash

Did you take out the trash?

Take a deep breath before you answer, because I am not referring to the trash you are thinking of.

Yes, it is important to take out the trash regularly—the trash I am talking about is the stuff that keeps you from the things that truly matter—the present and the moment you have right now.

Would you agree that we have so much junk in our heads that stops us from moving forward, doing the things we want to do, achieving our goals?

How easy it is to lose track of life with the things that crowd our head—our struggles, the things that hurt us, the setbacks.

We lose track of life, love, happiness and success.

Now, suppose we pause to get rid of all that BS inside our heads. What if we got rid of everything that’s holding us back in our life, in our work, our relationships, our happiness?

What if we got rid of all the doubt, the anger, the resentment, the fear, the anxiety, the failures and stress that hold us hostage from our true purpose in life?

Let’s let go.

Let’s enjoy the feeling of shedding that weight off our shoulders.

Take out the trash.

And then…

Let’s make conscious choices and take responsibility for our actions.

Let’s be fully conscious of what we are doing.

Let’s live in the present moment—not where we wish we were or where we could have or should have been.

What will this mean for us?

Enjoying the journey—not the destination because it is the journey brings true happiness.

Let’s be focused, fearless.

Let’s be here, be now. It is pretty much like weeding your garden, creating space for growth—healthy growth, so you can focus your energy on the things that matter.

Let’s simplify our lives, maybe even forgive those that hurt us so we can move forward.

Take a deep breath, again.

So now, tell me. Did you take out the trash?

Take out the trash because things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. #inspiringquotes #wordsofwisdom #mindfulness #selfhelp

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.
~Goethe

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7 Comments

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    Sandra Pawula
    March 20, 2019 at 2:35 am

    How inspirational! I AM taking out the trash, bit by bit. Some is the the dark, hidden corners so it takes a little time, but it is happening.

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    Debbie L Hampton
    March 20, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Thank you for this gentle reminder, Vidya to rid our minds of the garbage that can accumulate, pollute, and weigh it down. It’s just as important to do regularly as the other. After a while, they both start smelling bad. 🙂
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      Mursaleen
      April 12, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Enjoying the journey—not the destination because it is the journey brings true happiness.
      Great message indeed 👆 thanks

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    Suzie Cheel
    March 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I love this and so appropriate for me today as I clear our lots of trash from within and without xxx

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    Paige Oldham
    March 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    It can be such a challenge to live in the present moment, not clouded by all that other “stuff.” Great reminder to wake up to each day!

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    Elle Sommer
    March 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Love this reminder…I have to rein my mind in more often than I’d choose…but emptying that trash and remaining in charge of where my mind goes definitely leads to a happier, more fulfilling day.
    Elle Sommer recently posted…How To Be Calm And Peaceful Under Difficult Circumstances

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    Psycho.log.ist
    April 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    focusing your energy on the things that matter , this is really great advice but the trash distack us , not only our inner trash but the negativity around us distract us , nice thoughts , wil try to follow your reminder.
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