Life is complex. Life is fluid. Life is dynamic. The diversity of life’s experience manifests from the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious ways we relate to the world around us. If you think about it honestly, you’ll be able to identify different thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that are driven by your values and beliefs (conscious) and you’ll also find some that almost feel outside of your control (subconscious and unconscious). Our souls are like icebergs, most of us is under the surface and hidden from our view. We have to take intentional steps to look below the surface.
The saddest part of our culture (in my mind) when it comes to its relationship with things is that we all seem to be extremely aware of this. When I wrote that first sentence was your mind totally blown? Probably not. The concept is pretty straightforward and we hear about it often enough to know the basic ideas behind living a more simple life. So why don’t we do any of it?
Our prayer is that through this series we would all become aware of the ways in which we pick up clutter. We hope to become more equipped; allowing God to cleanse us of the toxins that these habits produce in our souls. And ultimately that the Holy Spirit would create in us a clean heart and restore to us the joy of the life he has promised us.