What if quitting could be the best decision of your life? I read an article a while back by Bob Goff on how to live and love well. There were many radical, but brilliant, ideas presented. One of them was a little too radical for me though, and it’s been rolling around in my head ever since.
Mr. Goff said that every week, he cuts something from his life. Quits. Not just bad things either. He quits good things. (Like giving to a humanities organization..) Maybe he’s on to something. It is a great example of the important role detox plays in life, though.
We humans tend to let responsibilities, thoughts, and habits build up. This is a problem because even the “best quality” buildup still adds weight and makes life tough. It can also make it almost impossible to say yes to new opportunities. To say yes to one thing, you must say no to another thing.
The same goes for the mental, activities, and even the physical world. Since the Fall, this earth we call home is increasingly full of toxins. Our bodies absorb these toxins and they build up. Left un-dealt with, they will bring about sickness.
To live life to the full, some things must be removed, and other things must die. We humans are not invincible or all powerful, so we can only handle so much stuff in our lives. We will enjoy life and be able to give more freely when we have been keeping it lives “clean.”
So what is it that needs to be removed for you? What needs to die so that you can continue moving forward? What buildup of emotion do you need to work through?