Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: October 2012 (Page 2 of 2)

When the Odds Are Against You: Choose Joy!

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”   – Isak Dinesen

Recently, I bought a BlueAir HEPA Air Purifier to counteract my IgG delayed onset allergies to mold, dust, dust mites, and cat dander.

In my mind, fresh air means an open window.  Closing all the windows and turning on an electrically powered machine to produce “clean” air feels counterintuitive.  I can’t quite believe invisible microscopic monsters trigger my slow grade reactions.  Obviously, I find it hard to acclimate to shutting windows – even in a single room.

As I observed my resistance, my thoughts drifted to Sara.  Ravaged by severe joint pain, respiratory issues, and allergic reactions due to the inflammatory disease Ankylosing Spondylitis,  Sara lived painfully but cozily 24-7 within the four walls of her apartment with nary an open window.  She explains:

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Simplicity Experiment: A Wardrobe of Just 33

I’m beginning a series of simplicity experiments to prepare for moving into a considerably smaller space next year.

That first experiment involves selecting 33 items of clothing plus accesories for the next three months – October through December.  That’s the premise behind Project 333.

I know that may sound extreme, but it’s just an experiment, not a life long commitment.  Unless you love the outcome:  a smaller, focused selection of the best options in your closet and more time, money and space in your mind.

That’s what appeals to me!

Following the Project 333 guidelines, you choose 33 articles of clothing, outerwear, accessories, jewelry, and shoes. This is your chance to get rid of anything you never wear and everything that doesn’t fit – share, donate, or dispose.  Then box up the rest and put it out of sight for the next three months.

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