The Act Of Emptying…

Morning Glory

At one time or the other in our lives, we had stuffs weighing us down which reminded me of the words of Jon Gordon, he says. ”We fill our minds with thoughts that hold us back, habits that limit us, distractions that derail us, negative people who drain us, fear that paralyses us, time-sappers that sabotage our productivity. We spend so much time and energy on things that don’t matter – we fail to focus on what does matter. We fill up with so many things that generate negative energy, there’s no room for positive energy in our lives.”

And today, this minute, this week and throughout the rest of this year or our days, I want us to learn the act of emptying, removing all those negative energy and renewing our minds. According to my daily devotion, the author state that we need to lose the clutter in our lives and I quote,

” The clutter you need to lose includes: believing that you’re alone ( and you’re not! ) trying to please everybody (I don’t try to), feeling insecure, putting yourself down, needing everybody to like you (it’s not possible, even dead people still have enemies!) jumping to negative conclusions before you know the fact (I’m sometimes guilty of this), thinking you’re always right (bah!) recalling all the times you messed up, wanting to know how it all turns out, needing to have all the answers (that can only happen in another planet I guess 🙂 ), worrying that if you let go of the memorabilia you’ll lose the memories, agonising that you’re not rich enough (everyone can’t be Bill Gate or Oprah Winfrey), good enough or clever enough, surrounding yourself with people who remember the bad times and not the good, (lose them!) making energy sucking comparisons, viewing life like a movie instead of participating, believing that the best days are over, waiting at all times for the right moment, fearing you will look foolish, focusing on negative type-casting…”

Believe me, the list goes on, but how on earth can you empty your heart and fill it with positive energy? Through the spirit, the spirit of God can renew your attitudes. We can do the direct opposites of the lists above, and believe me, that’s the art of emptying your clustered minds and lives. I don’t have all the answers of life but I do enjoy my life and you can too!!

Have a fantastic week, and remember, YOU ARE THE BEST!

Much love, always. 🙂

54 comments on “The Act Of Emptying…

  1. I like your attitude, Seyi! Much of life is what happens between our ears – we are what we think.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. utesmile says:

    Like decluttering our closets we do need to declutter our mind, I find that great and we need to empty our mind sometimes, mainly to get rid of negative thoughts. Thanks Seyi, have a great week !

  3. You always have a way with words, you’ve just written a life manual here and if everyone adhere to it, I’m pretty sure we would live a more fulfilling lives. Have a great week yourself!
    Christ Nelson

  4. gageier says:

    Einen schönen Abend und sei ganz lieb gegrüßt und eine tolle Woche wünscht dir Klaus

  5. p3farm says:

    Perfect reminder for a Monday!

  6. JC says:

    We are doing a study on ‘freedom’ tomorrow and this reminded me of our topic…it’s only when we release and are ‘free’ of all life’s drama that we’ve hoarded thus far, can we be ‘free’. Free to be who we are…fearfully and wonderfully made: tall, short, fat, skinny, poor, rich…Free!

    Love it 🙂
    Blessings Seyi


  7. ledrakenoir says:

    It’s an old phrase that if we wants changes we all have to start changing ourselves – so the rest runs much more easy – there’s a lot of true in these words… 🙂

  8. Excellent post, my dear friend! I try my best to lead a simple life and to turn away from any negative energy. There are moments that are difficult but ultimately we need to live in the light. Hugs and love!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Yes Christy, we all have those difficult moments, but that’s life and we just have to give in our best! Love you dear friend and I’m happy to see your beautiful face! I appreciate your visit and comment! Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings. 🙂

  9. Shards Of DuBois says:

    nice one! I would add that meditation is wonderful for doing all that…it brings the peace we need. 🙂

  10. After studying philosophy, psychology and poetry your words elicit the same good judgment as any of those I’ve read in a much more complicated style. Beautifully easy to understand, very easy to agree with, maybe not so easy to implement all the ideas, but worth trying.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Ronnie, I’m glad you like it and like you said, ‘maybe not so easy to implement all the ideas but worth trying,’ and I guess that sums it up! Thanks for stopping by, I’m grateful.
      Much love. 🙂

  11. Paul J. Stam says:

    Most people are so oriented toward theirs and other’s things that they forget to be who they really are. I want to thank again for all the times you’ve said you liked something I wrote. This time it was “Questions of Reputation – Excerpt 4” on Thanks again and – Aloha – pjs.

  12. seanbidd says:

    Each night when I fall asleep, I empty my heart with all it dreams, till with each morning I awake, to fill it with each moment shared, until time again, it comes to sleep.

  13. Nawfal says:

    You are, indeed, very wise, Seyi! 🙂 I enjoyed reading this post very much. Thank you!

  14. Such a postive post. Lovely week,my dear sister. 🙂

  15. DeDivahDeals says:

    Yes we are aren’t we!!!!

  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    An inspiring post, Seyisandra. So true. You’d have to know I REALLY relate to this one. Just excellent.

  17. RoSy says:

    Great quote!
    Thanks for sharing it.
    This is a reminder we should all keep posted on our foreheads – LOL
    🙂 xo

  18. wsforchrist says:

    Great post! Thoughts to live by, and improve our lives!

  19. Very well said, my dear!
    What we expect from life often determines how we get to feel eventually.
    Why expect the unobtainable? That’s the gateway to frustration and heartbreak.
    The beauty of life can only be seen through eyes that accept rather than judge, refine rather than reject and believe rather than despair.
    It takes one who appreciates his/her own life to appreciate life in general.
    The little imperfections that we are not willing to address often keep us from seeing that life often hands us clay and we mould from it what we consider beautiful.
    If we reject the clay, how can we mould the cup?
    Beautiful post. We’ve got to practice the points you prescribe. 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you dear friend, and the points you listed above were commendable as well! Thanks for your visit and insightful comment. Do enjoy the rest of your day!
      Much love. 🙂

  20. Uzoma says:

    I totally believe in what you said — it’s about taking away those bits that weigh us down; those bits you’ve meticulously mentioned in your post. To add, it’s only when we decide to believe in a change for the better will that change actually happens. Seeking God’s face is key to this new change … it’s also key to staying on the right track. Like a computer filled with trash from time to time, we too are not devoid from this “trashy” stuffs of life as well. But it’s most important to admit, remove, and renew.

    Sorry I’m late…I’ve been working on a tight schedule 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Uzoma, I know how busy you are (so busy that you’ve postponed my beloved dose of Tuesday tonic 😉 ) I’m glad you like my post, life is complex but we can easily forget the core and chase after the meaningless. Do enjoy the rest of your day my friend!!
      Much love. 🙂

  21. Great post. So relatable. I am one of those people holding myself back with too much thinking and having fear of everything.

    Thanks for this awesome piece.

  22. TBM says:

    A wonderful post. I don’t have all the answers either but I do my best each day to enjoy life. Have a great weekend!

  23. Liesa Malik says:

    Thank you, Seyi, for a most important reminder. Wishing you every success and happiness.

  24. Well said and much needed! Thank you Seyi! Love you! ♥

  25. gageier says:

    Seyi sei ganz lieb gegrüßt und wünsche dir einen schönen Gruß herzliche Grüße Klaus

  26. fikayo says:

    oh mine oh mine, I am a walking bag of clutter. I have learnt I can’t please everyone(I still try to), I’ll always have enemies (It still gets to me when I meet them), I see the negative without having the whole fact under the pretence of being realistic, need I go on? I needed this Seyi. Thanks, this is beautifully written; insights paralleled with information. Thumbs up

  27. Paul J. Stam says:

    Aloha Seyi, You are a constant encourager and again you have gone overboard in not only liking what I write, but also my pottery and sculpture and even my dreams. Thank you so much for being a beacon of light. Although I don’t always comment on your post, they are continually edifying. – Aloha – pjs.

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