Zen Memories...Fresh Future

Zen Memories

When I was a young child we lived in Japan for several years.  My three brothers and I were often supervised by a Japanese woman we called Mica San.  On one occasion when we visited her home I  wondered at a vacant shelf in her kitchen.  She kindly explained to me that empty space is important in a home so that our spirits may find comfort and have room to grow and breathe.

I was mystified by this philosophy.  Later, my mother explained that empty space makes people feel as if they are in control of their lives, as well as providing a symbol that one is not owned by possessions.  As an adult I've come to better understand these concepts...restraint can add tremendous comfort and simplicity to our daily lives and homes.


Decluttering to simplify


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