Saturday, March 24, 2007

Decluttering my brain

Friday's Quote from A Fancy Word for Simple:

I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don’t know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.

-Christopher Reeve

I have been a fan of Christopher Reeve for many, many years. This quote just cinches it for me. I think it can be so hard to shut out "the noise and clutter". Maybe that's why I am such a fan of decluttering -- it's a process I try to do almost every day, lest my life become overtaken by miscellaneous garbage. Noise is another one -- it doesn't take much to throw me off. When I meditate, I try to have white noise on, to filter out all the extraneous ones. It's hard enough to declutter my brain to listen to that internal voice!


Mel said...

White noise, ocean sounds--right now I'm fond of the windchime/birdies singing CD that I play.

It's not so hard tuning out the noise today.
It's the 'listening' to what I'm actually hearing.

Barb said...

I try to keep the clutter away. It just seems to pile up throughout the week. Just this morning I threw away a whole week of junk mail.

Jason said...

One of the things that I rarely actually do as often as I should is journal. The process of freeform writing tends to clear out a lot of that mental clutter for me and gives me a fighting chance to actually hear that quiet voice that's patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for me to shut up and listen.

Now, whether or not I actually follow its advice is another thing entirely. :)