#152 Simple living—Decluttering your life to find more joy with Pete Rogers
Most of us are brilliant at accumulating ‘things’ and filling each wall, bookshelf and crevice of our homes with them. Possessions signify status for some and security for others. As expats, I know first hand the hoarders mentality that grips so many of us. Look into any expat’s medicine or toiletry cabinet for proof—they’ll be half a year or even a year’s worth of the coveted items that we’re sure we may need at some point in the months to come. While there’s wisdom in being prepared, do you ever feel bogged down—weighted—by the clutter in your life? Is there any temptation to look to your left and to your right and compare yourself with those closest to you? Would living a little leaner at home and in your professional life give you a needed lift and more freedom? In this discussion with Pete Rogers, we dig into the transformative power of living simply, and Pete gives some solid guidelines on how to start.
Now, all of us are called to be generative in the world…to create, to produce, to nurture, etc… but we’ve moved into a place where you judge yourself SOLEY on what you’re producing. And then comparing it to everyone around you.
In this episode
- A moving story that illustrates the power of simple living
- The turning point in Pete’s story
- Why there’s a natural aversion in each of us to actually living more simply
- A discussion on attachment to ‘things’ and what it says about us
- How and why we need to start sifting through our possessions to keep those that only bring us joy
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