The central thesis for my "Theology of Space" is indeed this -- Unless the exterior life reflects the interior and the interior live reflects the exterior, you live in a cognitive dissonance; you are living in conflict. I have absolutely no problem spending an hour or two a day in contemplation and prayer, attending to my interior life. However, I don't spend that time working on the total exterior life; my physical shape, my grooming habits, my living spaces and my creative nature. So that will be my goal this year -- either to become a complete intellectual, spiritual and emotional slob or to get my exterior life in line with my interior.How well have did I do with these goals? I re-read the entire posting: I did indeed get rid of all the books in the garage. We have worked on both estates that need to be finished. I have continued to push to get the entire house "done." We live in less chaos that we did BUT ... I'm not finished. Or maybe I should say we're not finished. Since I wrote those words, I have started homeschooling and accumulated more stuff; different stuff. The garage has gone from a clutter level 5 to a clutter level 3. I have pared down the amount of items in the kitchen cabinets, in the laundry room. Our bed room and the girls' rooms have been painted and decorated. I have organized my closet more than once. I have made myself a place in the bedroom for study. I have organized and moved furniture into a parsonage.
Did I accomplish my goals? No. But I am letting go of the "shoulda, woulda, coulda" and the guilt of it all; that's all just mental clutter. And I will strive on to perfection. One day, it will all be done. The more space I make in my life, the more I can live.
Enough for now.