When I was in my 20s & early 30s, I was all about stuff. I wanted the right stuff to wear. Stuff for my apartment. Nice stuff to drive. I saw cool stuff that other people had & wanted to get it. I had stuff stuffed into my closet. Stuff in cabinets & on shelves. I had alot of stuff. And I wanted more.
There was a period of years where I moved almost once a year. And every time I moved, I packed up my stuff & took it with me. For a while, my stuff was in storage - but I still had it. I liked it. My stuff made me feel good.
At some point, a shift happened. I started practicing & teaching yoga more. I took a good look at all my stuff. The stuff that I hadn't used or worn in years, but had wanted to keep because it made me feel good. It was just taking up space. I didn't need it anymore. I realized that it might be more useful to someone else. I started giving my stuff away.
I gave away alot of stuff once I started. Instead of thinking "well, I might need this one day". I thought "someone else might need this now". I had less stuff. But I had more space. Yoga helped me realize I didn't need stuff to make me feel good.
Don't get me wrong, I still think I have too much stuff. But it's no longer all about the stuff. Sure, I see cool stuff & think "it'd be cool to have that stuff". But then I realize I really have everything I need. And then some.
My life is full - full of love & joy, abundance. Full of friends & family. And I am full of gratitude. Once I started to get rid of the stuff, once I made some room, I could see this.
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