There is enough gorgeous and mystifying complexity in the world already-- in the created world, in the stories of our lives and the way they intertwine, in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, in the life of the world to come.
Let's not obfuscate all of this by cluttering up our lives with things we do not need or want, then wondering why we feel so thinly scraped over it all. In a homily on Matthew 25, our priest recently made the statement, "This is not all there is, but this (life here and now) means everything."
I believe the implications of this statement in relation to our possessions are worth thoughtful consideration.
Just some Monday morning thoughts. Off to tidy my bedroom and carry on with my work for the day. I started early with a 6am yoga class, so I'm nearly four hours into the week already at a quarter after nine. That feels like a good start, but don't be jealous-- I typically lose energy steadily over the course of the week. By Thursday I'm usually just puttering around, waiting for it to be Monday again.