The paradox of More stuff
People can become defensive when confronted with their unconscious attachments; to things, to emotions, to beliefs. They justify potential value or benefits. They cling either to an object itself or what it represents. What they do not realize is that every attachment draws energy. It may be a small amount for each object of attachment; but the result is cumulative stress. Reducing clutter is not just a process of throwing out rubbish; it is mindfully releasing that which no longer serves us.
00:40 The phenomenon of storage units
02:23 The pottery pays in dollars, not happiness
03:31 Materialistic vs Consumer
05:51 Every possession takes a bit of your energy
07:15 Possessions are a poor substitute for life meaning
09:26 Life is not a straight line from birth to death; it is a circle
10:43 The monkey and the peanuts
13:42 It is irresponsible to not have a will
14:20 When hope leads to suffering
16:17 The relationship of attachment to suffering
17:10 Hope robs us of the life we have today
19:36 Hope of possession transmutes to fear of loss
20:25 Crucial Conversation: Owning up to a problem
23:52 What do you want, and what are you willing to trade for it?
26:06 We use bad stuff in the past to project the future
27:56 Ritually burning the past
31:04 Allow space for new, creative ideas
31:46 After discarding physical clutter, discard emotional clutter
34:51 How would you like to be remembered?