It struck me that this is a perfect analogy of the information-rich reality we live in. We have every opportunity for being of service (or being serviced) every second of every day! And I realized that even when I quickly deleted the e-mails, their messages somehow penetrated my defenses and made me have thoughts along the lines of: “Well, I could do that – or I should do this…or maybe I ought to buy this or do this?” In other words this onslaught of requests was little by little draining my energy and taking some time out of every day to:
1. Erase dozens of e-mails
2. Dealing with not doing or actually doing what they were asking of me.
I felt powerless over the e-mail monster that had taken occupancy in my inbox! It was zapping certain amounts of energy of me every day!
So today I have systematically opened each bulk e-mail that came to me and whether it is a cause dear to my heart or not, I have scrolled down to the bottom of the e-mail and found the little blurry link that says: Click here to unsubscribe.. And I have!
From now on I feel in charge of what cause I support or what product I want to buy and when! I am in control over which e-mail I allow into my inbox! Just as I live in charge of who I let into my house, my life and my friendship circle – now my e-mail inbox is by invitation only!!! And it feels great! I recommend it wholeheartedly!!!