I received a lovely email from a reader who said, among other things, “Mum is a chronic hoarder which not only stems from learned habits but also mostly from emotional issues….”
It’s a good reminder that the ‘stuff’ (and I use that term loosely/with affection) is rarely, if ever, the issue.
Stuff can serve to protect us, trap us, imprison us, befriend us, comfort us, confuse us, but rarely, if ever, liberate us.
What is it you want from the physical things you surround yourself with? For me, I want to be inspired, nurtured and reminded (in a good way). I never ever want to be confronted or smothered or owned by my things.
How do you think your stuff treats you? Describe your (or someone elses) relationship with your belongings here….. I’m all ears.