Yesterday, as I read over the requirements for TED Talk Marin, I got to thinking - what's the Big Idea in what I do?
Decluttering and organizing are not new, so what's the big deal?
For me the power of my work contains in one word - freedom.
As humans, and I bet most animals, we value freedom from a very early age.
We fight for our independence, we want our space, we demand our choices to be honored, we value autonomy throughout all stages of our lives.
Yet somehow, somewhere along the way, we surrender to the little things. We surrender to other people's wishes and ideas for our lives, to societal pressures and impositions, to our own fears and doubts. And before we know it, we no longer feel free to follow our inspirations, our visions, our hearts.
Decluttering is the process of setting ourself free. Mentally, emotionally, physically. In relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, and society.
It's a stand for ourselves. It's taking back of our power that we often feel we no longer have. It's a proclamation to the world of our intentions to live full and fulfilled lives. It's liberation.
So, what's the Big Idea in what I do?
I'm still thinking about it, but it has something to do with remembering.
Remembering who we are.