Does life just seem too crazy, hectic and complicated these days? Funny how your accumulating junkpile of emotional baggage can be reflected by all the needless physical junk you've piled around yourself over the years.
Your cluttered home might underscore a life that needs simplifying. The best way to achieve this is to simply leave the problem behind and move to a new home. But what should you take with you as you begin your new baggage-free life?
Here's a simple rule of thumb: Millions around the world have learned that all you really need to get by, you can carry on your head (in the case of a forced march to escape genocidal terror); in your anal cavity (if you are whisked away to a secret CIA prison, for example, to be held for years in a tiny cage without access to a lawyer or sunlight); or pushed down the street in a shopping cart (pretty luxurious, comparatively -- lucky homeless!).
Because giving up your comfortable home for a new one is always risky, you probably feel the urge to keep a lot of extraneous stuff "just in case." Most of it can be thrown away, but here are a few items to pack, "just in case"...
Step 1: Pack a Picture Frame
This is in case any loved ones you shared memories with in your current home are struck by a car during the move and killed or paralyzed. Fond memories stop accumulating when someone becomes a permanent vegetable, so you'll want to slip in a photo to remind you of the "good times."
Step 2: Bring Along a Stick or Cane
In case the accident happens to you instead of your loved ones, you'll need something to help you get around -- assuming you are still mobile at all.
Step 3: Pack a Sleeping Bag
You'll need something to sleep in, in case you lose your job due to your incapacitation and are unable to afford rent in your new apartment.
Step 4: Never Forget Moisturizers!
As you may learn all too soon, the real tragedy of the destitute homeless is that most have dry, aging skin because they don't think about sun damage.
Good luck with your new life of freedom and simplicity! For more life coaching, visit me at www.myspace.com/pete_sarbone