Few things feel as annoying as just thinking about… cleaning the garage. The very thought hurts. And yet, once I begin the process the actual act is not so bad (almost enjoyable) and it’s hugely rewarding to toss out junk and have fresh new space. You know what I mean: just looking at a clean garage is refreshing, renewing even.
Well, our minds are exactly the same. My man Marcus Aurelius says this in Meditations: “You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind—things that exist only there—and clear out space for yourself.” (more…)