Week 5 – House Cleaning

Clean1House Cleaning, when we think of house cleaning, we think of cleaning the house, getting rid of old things, cleaning dust, washing walls, making the house “fresh” gives us a sense of accomplishment and joyful feeling that just feels good.

When a house is not clean, lets say when we visit someone’s house that is not clean, we notice bugs in the corner, the bathroom is spotted with grunge, the floor may be sticky and makes a noise when we walk.  And then when we leave, we smell our clothes and it reeks of something unpleasant that stays with for a good while.  We remember what that house was like, it was “not clean.”

House Cleaning, we can think “is my house clean?”  Our physical house may be clean or may not be clean, well if we don’t invite into our house they will never know if it is clean or not.


What about our “Mental” house, our “Brain?”  Is that clean?  Stop and think of how we talk and what we say to people, our opinions of other people, what are other people doing that we disagree with?  Are they strangers or our friends and family?  Our mental house is open and everyone can see it!

Too many questions?  Here is a thought so you can have your own answer.

If i have an opinion of a friend or who ever, i have judged him, and he is judging me, it’s just natural human nature.  How do I want the other person to view me?  If we compared notes, would their thoughts of me be the same of what I think of myself?  NO.

If you were to design and build your dream house, what would it look like, what would it be made out of, and would it last?  When you entertain guests will they feel comfortable?  All these answers are we would like to have the best and most comfortable.

So, lets design our Mental Attitude, is it built with the best, will our guests feel comfortable and want to come back?

Please leave a comment, and give to keep growing!

Peace, George

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marianmasterkey - October 30, 2014 Reply

George you doing great work. That what you do is my favor work. Cleaning the house. You have a fantastic and interesting post. Keep in touch.

gailhinrichsen - October 30, 2014 Reply

Yes, we are finding out this week just how opinionated we all are! What a difficult one this exercise is?? And I don’t think of myself as opinionated, but oh boy!!

Fiona - November 1, 2014 Reply

George you have given me a mental picture which I think will be difficult to get rid of. Plan to do lot’s of cleaning.

GREG NYBERG MKMMA (@MKMMA_GregNybo) - November 1, 2014 Reply

Hey George, Good one my Amigo !!! I was inspired !!! I’m getting out 2 bars of soap. One for my skin and the other for my mouth. If I had to lick a bar of soap every time I gave an opinion…how long do you think it would take to change that habit?

    George Pauli - November 4, 2014 Reply

    Greg, i have never tasted soap from licking a bar, sounds nasty.

edward rubinstein - November 6, 2014 Reply

George, I liked your analogy that by cleaning your mental house, you can more easily let others in to “see.”

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