When you don’t have a permanent home, you become very aware of the stuff you carry around with you.

Carting around loads of physical baggage wears thin very quickly when travelling, or moving inter-state, or across countries. You quickly learn to be detached from stuff, so as to ease the inevitable shedding process.

Mentally, most of us have a permanent home. We build intricate and richly nuanced world-views in which our selves live. And just like in the physical world, we build up mental baggage. The problem is, because we don’t move mental homes, we never really have to shed any of the accumulated baggage!

Over time, the accumulated baggage can affect how we function as people, and of course our ability to be creative.

Do you need a mental purge?