Today’s forgiving journal: Simplifying my life

Today’s forgiving journal is about simplifying my life.

I had a big day today.  Packed up a lot of stuff, did a yard sale, and let a lot of material possessions go.  On the one hand, there’s a lot of freedom in this for me.  At certain times today, my heart felt so open and light, and I smiled.

That is what I hear a lot about simplifying – the gifts, the freedom, the energy to do what’s next.

And I also feel (maybe not right at the same moment) sad, and stuck, and wanting to keep the items I gave away.  I just want to sit down and either cry or watch T.V.  In this feeling is both grief for letting go of what I liked and also self-doubt that I am doing the “right” thing by moving.

I am present to how much I have grown to allow such a mish-mash of experiences be ok inside of me.

Time for forgiving:

1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling so sad and so self-doubting and so full of mish mash.  I forgive myself for judging those possessions as beauty I will never get back.

2 – Letting go: I let all of this go into the Light, and I ask for help with this because it feels a little big right now.

3 – Gratitude: Thank you, Debbie! I let go of some things.  I moved forward with the moving process big time today.  Most importantly, I am checking in with myself, and loving myself and others a lot.


I recently created Ideal Scenes for four areas of my life. I put them on my wall under a painting called “Love in Different Colors” (now packed), so that I could keep what’s important in the forefront of my attention each day as I move.

Simplifying gave me a lot of lessons today.  Probably the biggest ones are to Just keep moving, allow what needs to come up, release what I can, and trust the wisdom of my heart.

I love you.



ps – this is my contribution for Frank’s photo challenge for the week, simplify.  Thanks, Frank – this was a good one.

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20 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: Simplifying my life

  1. Bravo for you and thank you for sharing your process authentically. It always looks easy when it is all done and I appreciate hearing your struggle and self questioning along the way. I am on the simplifying journey as well but I think you are way ahead of me. Good luck

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    1. Oh thanks, Nikki! I love that hoodie. It says “Every day is love day” on the back. Quite fitting, isn’t it?
      Sending you many blessings with the mish mash you’re experiencing … remember that you are loved!
      🙂 Big hugs,


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