What we let into our lives defines us – and much of what we let into our lives, we control to at least some extent.
Deliberately asking ‘does this serve me now?’ can lead us to limit incoming stuff/information and opinions/emotions of others … to those that support, inspire and lead us to creative and fulfilling lives.
Ask yourself (as I am reminding myself to do):
Stuff: Does everything that surrounds me support and serve me... or does it overwhelm me, distract, and limit me?
Information: Does the information I let into my mind uplift and teach and inspire me … or does it depress, demean and make me feel less powerful?
Opinions and emotions of others: Do I want to let this person’s opinions and emotions (quite possibly even about me) drive my life… or do I name them for what they are… just someone else’s opinions and emotions… and not necessarily mine to adopt?
Accepting things, information and opinions/emotions into our lives without requiring that they uplift and inspire can lead to overwhelm and cloud judgment.
Limiting and eliminating things, information and opinions/emotions enables us to live more fully, in line with our own purpose and dreams, with creativity and in peace.