Actions and Bric-a-Brac

There’s very little that needs to be done. But I accumulate actions the way some people accumulate worthless bric-a-brac, deluding themselves that there is wealth or other merit in it. In fact, I accumulate action the way some people accumulate wealth, which in many ways is also worthless. The bric-a-brac, the wealth, and my unnecessary actions are clutter. 

I’m not suggesting that people do nothing. And I believe in abundance. But clutter is another matter entirely. I clutter my life with activity.

There’s very little that needs to be done. Don’t think I say that because I’m lazy. Or that I’m trying to shirk responsibility or get away with doing shabby or minimal work. If you knew me, you’d know I’m a perfectionist, a workaholic, and that I have a really high standard for my self. But in another sense, I want to do only what needs to be done (as an example) on my new iPod Touch, instead of spending one-million hours learning one-million cluttering activities on it.

 If I limit activity, I can more fully use what I’ve accomplished: serve others with it better, market it better, sell it better, file it better, celebrate it better, and . . . there’s something else I will be able to do with it, but I don’t know what. It’s on the tip of my consciousness, the way words are sometimes on the tip of your tongue. It’s important whatever it is.

This entry was posted in Art, Writing, and Music, Spirit and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Actions and Bric-a-Brac

  1. Julia Swancy says:

    yep. and I honor what I have accomplished better, when I limit activity and “keep space clear” around the accomplishment(s). Psychic dusting and wabi sabi? but oh, the busy activities are sooooo sparkly!! 🙂 thanks for the reminder… who knew keeping it simple was so much work? lol

  2. lola says:

    If I limit activity I am more present and conscious and I do everything better.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.