It is wise to know inner house cleaning is good for us. It is wise to understand inner house cleaning is good for us. Yet, if we don’t do it, we really don’t know or understand! We haven’t cleaned house! 

The following Cleaning House poem explains the “urge to purge.”

Last night I threw out worrying.

    It was getting old and in the way.

It kept me from being me;

    I couldn’t do things my way.

I threw out those limiting thoughts;

    They were just crowding me out.

Made room for my new growth,

    Got rid of my “Old Dreams and Doubt.”

I threw out a book on “My Past.”

    (Didn’t have time to read it away.)

Replaced it with “New Goals,”

    Started reading it today.

I threw out childhood toys.

    (Remember how I treasured them so?)

Got me a “New Philosophy” too.

    Threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too,

    Called “I Can,” “I Will,” and “I Must.”

Threw out “I Might,” “I Think,” and “I Ought.”

    Wow, you should’ve seen the dust.

I ran across an Old Friend,

    Haven’t seen him in a while.

I believe His name is God.

    Yes, I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning

    And added some things Himself,

Like “Prayer,” “Hope,” and “Faith.”

    Yes, I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing

    And placed it at the front door.

I found it – it’s called “Peace.”

    Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I’ve got my house looking nice,

    Looks good around the place.

For things like “Worry” and “Trouble,”

    There just isn’t any place.