Most of us tend to clutter our lives with so much that is unnecessary. We have too many things. We have too many commitments. We have too many distractions. When I am able to clear away the competing concerns, the niggling disruptions, and the clanging alarms of my crowded life, I find that I am much better able to do the things I am called to do. I am in a much better state of mind.
I was reminded of these true truisms once again this morning when I ran across this quote from Thomas Chalmers in my reading journal: “The accumulation of mere stuff is often a dead weight that hampers our freedom to move, to go, to do what we have always know that we should.”