Is it a closet, a coat rack, or a dresser?
Meet my chair-receptacle. On this day it's not so bad. Most of the time, I hang clothes from the backrest too. It seems to have a magnetic accumulating quality, much like white dog hair in the same room as black dress slacks.
My husband did his best to eliminate the chair proliferation by giving me a beautiful sweater rack he made himself. What you don't see nearby, is said rack, full of sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, and a few runaway belts. Minimalism isn't a practice I subscribe to, yet.
Each week, mostly on weekends, I undo the chair. I peel back the layers, fold the clean clothes, wash the not-so clean ones, and unearth the cushion. The thing is, I know as my busy work-week materializes, the chair will again go undergarment. But for a few days I revel in the satisfaction of a clear space; like when you organize a junk drawer, mow the lawn (or should I say shovel the driveway), or clean out your fridge.
My body, mind, and heart seem to benefit from this process too. Doing mindful movement practices regularly helps me cultivate a sense of hope, faith, and perspective. For me, unless I widen my aperture, things (life), become out of focus, hence why Mindful Movement classes include Metta Meditation and Guided Deep Rest. I figure if they help me, maybe they'll help someone else.
These practices don't need to be done my way...
I invite you to practice what feels good to you. Stay longer in deep rest, pray to a god/universe/divine goddess that resonates with you. Release tension, un-forgivenesses, shame, guilt, and blame. Focus on gratitude for all that's right in the world.
Perhaps you too have a chair-shelf, or a treadmill-rack, or simply know how it feels to be piled high with soiled laundry. You are invited to peel layers, cleanse your body/mind/heart, and unearth yourSELF.
Becky Widschwenter- Mindful Movement with Becky