Rev. Greg’s lesson today at Unity of Bay City was quite entertaining. He took us on a tour through his ‘junk drawer’ from home. I thought, “A junk DRAWER? That’s all you’ve got? Pfft!”
We’ve all got those junk drawers, usually in the kitchen or utility room. Some of us have junk rooms. They’re filled with those things we’ve accumulated over the years that we think will be useful at some point but rarely are. You’ll find stuff left over from projects, stuff that’s broken or never really worked like it was supposed to work, stuff that’s meant to ‘quick fix’ other stuff that’s broken, stuff that you think you might be able to use again, and stuff that had some meaning at one point.
What was pointed out by Greg is that you have ‘junk drawers’ in your life as well. Are you holding on to beliefs that once had meaning but no longer ssem to fit? Do you have residual ‘stuff’ because your dream was too small? Are there ideas that no longer work or are barely held together by ‘quick fixes’? Are there relationships that you really want to work because the idea of the relationship looks so good, but the truth is it never really worked right from the very beginning? Are you recycling and reusing the “same old same old” just because it’s convenient and easy?
It’s never an easy task, but perhaps the time has come to go through the junk drawer of your life and do some letting go. It’s the only way to make room for the new. And maybe it’s not even about the new. Maybe it’s simply about the freedom that comes from getting rid of the junk.
I know I’ve got some that I need to let go of… physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’ll bet you do, too. Give it some thought.