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Your Almirah Mirrors Your Mind

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I came across an article today in a newspaper. The article discussed how clutter affects so many aspects of our life. It got me thinking and a chain of thoughts started swirling inside me.

The first step in this chain began when I went devotedly and submitted myself at the feet of the all-knowing Guru Baba G. If you don’t know about my Baba G, well, let me tell you again. Baba G is Baba Google or in other words, Google Baba.

He gave me the exact definition of clutter: a collection of things lying about in an untidy state. That’s when some of my thoughts took me to my almirah or wardrobe. Once my thoughts went there, then my steps also took me there.

I opened my two-door almirah and took a conscious look inside. It is filled with clothes, knick-knacks and stuff that I have hoarded and not thrown away for some reason or the other. I already know about this fact, as I am the person who has stuffed my wardrobe with all the things there.

I nodded my head to myself and acknowledged that indeed, there was clutter in my almirah. It is filled with things that I have collected over months and years. Most things are simply lying there in my wardrobe taking up space, without being useful or meaningful.

De-clutter your life

I heard about a good way on how to de-clutter your life. For every object that you have in front of you, you should put it to test with three questions:

1. Do I love it?
2. Does it serve me?
3. Have I used it in the past year?

If you can answer ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, keep that object. If you can’t answer ‘Yes’ to any question, then that object is clutter and a non-essential part of your life. You should get rid of it immediately.

With such thoughts jogging along in my mind, I decided to start some de-cluttering from today itself. My focus was on my almirah. I started with the lowermost section and started taking out things stuffed there. There were rags I had collected that I had thought I would use for dusting purpose. There were quite a few plastic bags of small and big size, some old bills, a box that had contained my internet wifi router and even a pen set.

I spent about 15 minutes, but I segregated them according to my preference: important & unimportant. I didn’t subject the objects in front of me to the three above-mentioned questions. I just put those objects back into the almirah that were important for me, the rest I tore them up or threw them away in the waste basket. This resulted in opening up of some space inside.

Clutter Mirror

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As I stared at my almirah when I opened it consciously the first thing in the morning, I realized that what I was looking at was not just a collection of things lying there. What was really in front of me was a fair snapshot of my mind. My almirah was a microscosmic symbolism of the vast macrocosm of my mind.

If there was clutter in my almirah that I could see clearly in front of me, then I also got to see the tangible state of my mind too. The intangible mind, one that can’t be touched physically impacts my life all right. And yet, I realized that in front of my eyes that almirah and its contents bore a direct resemblance to my mind. More specifically, my almirah mirrors my mind.

If my almirah is free of clutter, clean and organized, then I have to assume that my mind is free of clutter, clean and organized to a fair degree.

This brings me to the point that the almirah in your room is your mirror to your mind. I hope you agree with me that keeping your almirah clutter-free, clean and airy requires patience, resolve and a whole lot of mental discipline.

This is exactly how you can handle and control your vast, amazing, powerful and limitless mind that can accommodate so much stuff. You need to have a lot of patience, resolve and a whole lot of mental discipline to de-clutter your mind.

Wouldn’t this be an interesting exercise from now on that whenever you find time to clean your almirah, you would now be cleaning two birds with one resolve. You get to clean your wardrobe and your mind at the same time. 🙂

It naturally follows then that an organized, airy, clean and clutter-free mind can give you great power and focus to change your life for the better.

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2 comments on “Your Almirah Mirrors Your Mind

  1. Manika khanna
    March 31, 2016

    I liked the concept of -Declutter ur life..actually we sometimes feel that our minds r cluttered with so many different thoughts..which can be prioratized n thrown out acc.to our will. MEDITATION.might be a helpful tool to make our mind more disciplined n peaceful.Even organizing one’s almirah is a good option.to take out the excess n unuseful things n make more space for better otems.

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