• Surapsari Fujimaru

Spring Clean Your Mind



I love spring. Watching new leaves and flowers emerging is uplifting and inspiring. I open the windows, feel the fresh air, and enjoy the energy of a new beginning. It seems natural that many people declutter and deep clean their homes in early spring. Letting go of what we don't need anymore and wiping off the accumulated dust prepare our homes for a fresh start. In the same way, we can declutter and deep clean our minds. The mind crowded with thoughts on the past and future doesn't notice what is happening right now. When we are obsessed with ourselves and busy thinking about others, we miss savoring the beauty unfolding right in front of us. What we experience in our external world (e.g., relationships, incidents) are often reflections of our inner world (e.g., emotions, thoughts). As we gain more mental clarity, we can see our path clearly and attract the people and opportunities that help us move forward. Mental clarity begins with silence.


When we leave the noise around and inside us and descend deep into the place of calmness, we feel clearance and openness. We gain the sense of arriving at the start line and beginning anew right here, right now. Deep house cleaning takes time and energy. It is less overwhelming if we take 15 minutes every day to wipe off the grime and dust rather than spending a whole day. The same goes for mental cleaning. Sit quietly for 15 minutes every day to declutter your mind. You will expand the capacity for discovery and get ready for a new beginning.

“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter.” — Amit Ray