Twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring, I play a game called “Moving.” I pretend that I will be moving, and then go through all my stuff to decide what to keep, give away, recycle, or put in the trash. I figure if I wouldn’t take certain things to my next location, why keep them. This silly little game keeps me living in simplicity, while avoiding the common habit of accumulating clutter.
I aspire to have few quality things – things that inspire and add pleasure to being alive. The spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yoganandya said, “Have few things, wash frequently.”