by Jacqueline Smith
What's unnecessary in your world?
I work very hard to not sell stuff to people. I thought sharing what I think about, what I journal about, and how I approach my daily life would shed some light on Found Natural Goods. Why I'm doing this. Why every single item is important to me.
Can you create white space around you? This image was apart of a Horizon series I did just because of last summer. I saw it as a great digital exercise to mirror what I do at home; constantly decluttering, organizing, cleaning.
In seeking white space, more organization, consider your food choices, the people you surround yourself with, your mental habits, external habits, and thoughts even. It's summer, it's time to play –– but remember your play should be intentional and bring you joy. Not just playing, laughing, drinking, indulging, and being busy.
From my experience, adding something or someone to your life is really just taking time away from another area. And as our days are finite ––like the earth–– we should stay organized and intentional with the hours.
Losing something, on the other hand, is adding more space to your days.
I do think we can have it all, do it all, be everything, but just not all at once. So, letting go and losing things and people, becomes essential if you want to do other things. If you hold on too tight, you'll end up doing the same thing for your entire life. Letting go allows you the space to do, feel experience many lives in one lifetime. So, if you want it all, you can have it, especially if you're an American. But it will come with the challenge of non-attachment, letting go, and the ability to trust yet again for another round.
Last summer when I wrote these ideas down, I was fresh off a silent retreat in Washington, and apparently––it hit me real hard in a good way. The musings above are a nod to the blogs I was whipping out last year. If interested, read on: