It is far easier to acquire new possession than to get rid of what we already own. Just as emotional baggage is hard to let go of, our lives are also filled with material objects that we feel we have to hold on to.
Most people are not conscious of how much they own and how many of their possessions are no longer adding value to their life. Some material objects can make us feel safe + secure and this makes it harder to let go of them.
Ownership of stuff can make us feel good for a while, but it rarely satisfies our longing for fulfillment and happiness. When we start to let go of physical objects, the emotional hold our possessions have on us becomes more apparent.
People often fear that letting go of material objects will leave an empty space. Giving away souvenirs from a family trip may feel like you will lose the memory of your time together. You may also worry that giving away gifts someone gave to them will hurt that person. It is common for people to convince them that one day in the future we may need that thing or that we will feel emotional pain by letting them go.
When our personal space is filled with objects, there is no room for anything new to enter and stay in our lives. You may feel protected from the uncertainties of the future, but your possessions can also keep you stuck in the past. Holding on to unnecessary items often is caused by underlying emotions of pain, anger, resentment, or grief. Letting go of those possessions often helps to release that emotional baggage.
When you make the conscious decision to fill your space with only objects that give you positive energy and emotions, your life will improve significantly. Clearing your personal space can also often lead to mental clarity, better focus, and improved memory.
By filling your space with objects that support where you currently are and where you want to go in your life, positive changes happen. When you create a space that supports your future self, you have the space to create the life you desire.