Clearing The Way As A Spiritual Practice

The phrase, clearing the way, may bring up recollections of an earnest Spring cleaning. That particular process has much going for it as an antidote to our cluttered lives. If that is where you go with this, please go right ahead.

I have been pondering less about personal clutter and more about my own habitual attitudes which create their own kind of clutter. We each have them. What difference do the make in our spirituality, our relationships, our creativity?

Catching sight of them is perhaps easier than changing them, if change is deemed necessary.

Let me give you an example from my life. I have been reflecting on my own ability to move forward to the next thing without acknowledging even to myself the successful completion of what I set out to do. These are ordinarily small tasks, not major milestones.

I almost always have a checklist written or in my mind of what I feel is needed to be accomplished in a given day. How about you?

I do this because I accomplish more during the day with this common method. It is effective. To be sure, I am not going to stop doing this. However, would a way begin to clear if I gratefully acknowledged what I was able to do, even if only to myself, or to the Holy One as Prayer? I wonder.

What are your habitual attitudes? What is one small change that you might make? What becomes more clear with the change? Please comment.



10 thoughts on “Clearing The Way As A Spiritual Practice

  1. Denise says:

    I’ve been thinking about all the clutter in my house lately. Thanks for the reminder. We have to clear out to allow a void to be filled with something better.

  2. Sheila Callaham says:

    I like the thought of making my daily “list-making” part of my spiritual practice! I’m going to start doing that TODAY and I look forward to measuring the difference it makes in my life!

  3. Leila says:

    Spiritual exercise I do have one, I remind myself everyday of the Grace of God available to me, Could be through prayer, meditation,study,listening to teachings. This prepares me for every day! And I make sure the same energy gets to my clients and everyone:)

  4. Pamela says:

    Hi Meghan, Thanks for sharing your important insights. Celebrating small successes is so important for us all and it makes you feel so good when you do it. I encourage my clients to shout out “WooHoo!” after a job well done, and I find it helpful to do that too.

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