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  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    “Don’t let your family see what’s here. If at all possible, take the bags out yourself. There’s no need to let your family know the details of what you throw out or donate.”
    Note: The key to successful clutter purging
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    Marathon tidying produces a heap of garbage.
    Note: My goal for today's leaning activity:
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    You can even categorize more loosely than that. Instead of dividing your things by detailed type, use broad similarities in material, such as “cloth-like,” “paper-like,” and “things that are electrical,” as your criteria and choose one place for each of these. This is much easier than trying to visualize where you might use an object or the frequency with which you use it. With my method, you will be able to categorize your things more accurately.
    Note: My dad once had a small plastic box marked, "little things": genius.
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    my storage method is extremely simple. I have only two rules: store all items of the same type in the same place and don’t scatter storage space.
    Note: Store like with like
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    round shapes take up too much room and create wasted space, which makes them unsuitable for storage.
    Note: How true
  • Gail shared from a Personal Document
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    The point of Jesus' mission is not to draw attention to himself but to transform the way human beings live.Breaking free of reasonable, standard, but unconscious patterns of thought is what Jesus was about.
    Note: Ah ha! This is a revelation to me.
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    understanding of Jesus than see Christ themes in the film. The point of Jesus' mission is not to draw attention to himself but to transform the way human beings live.Breaking free of reasonable, standard, but unconscious patterns of thought is what Jesus was about.
    Note: Ah ha! This is a revelation to me.
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    than one occasion Jesus referred to himself as a pearl.) Jesus also seems to be part shaman, a person who lives in several dimensions and brings his vision to us who live on the surface.In the case of a shaman, you wouldn't want to honor the person as much as the vision he has received on his spiritual journeys. With Jesus, too, an emphasis on his person may weaken his message. We may spend more energy deifying and championing him than trying to live the way of life he so carefully spelled out.
    Note: i never looked at Jesus this way before, but it makes sense.
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    Jesus' way is to live from a deeper source, with values that cannot be codified in a list of rules. Central among his values is love, understood as profound respect for the other.As I write this book, an image keeps coming to mind: Jesus in the tomb, not yet resurrected, sealed off by huge, heavy stones. Though the Gospels tell the story of his rising from the tomb, Jesus has yet to be resurrected as a cultural force and a model for living a life of values and intelligence. His importance does not come from creating a church or a theology, not even a religion. He embodies a new way of dealing...
    Note: Can I live in this new way, even now with the years of stuff in my head?
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Gail C. Hernandez