The Chotchky Challenge: Clear the Clutter from Your Home, Heart, and Mind...and Discover the True Treasure of Your Soul

The Chotchky Challenge: Clear the Clutter from Your Home, Heart, and Mind...and Discover the True Treasure of Your Soul

by Barry Dennis


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     Chotchky is a variation of a Yiddish word typically referring to something of little value . . . but it can also mean something much more profound. It’s the excess “stuff” that we’ve accumulated in our homes and hearts—the meaningless possessions, negative beliefs, self-doubts, and toxic relationships that drain our time, energy, and money. The challenge is to identify our chotchkies and understand how they’ve infiltrated our lives and lulled us to sleep. Our soul tries to get our attention through our subtle thoughts and feelings that seem to whisper, There is more to life than this. But our chotchkies keep coming, filling us with a false sense of purpose.

     In this deeply insightful and often humorous work, spiritual teacher Barry Dennis shows you how to attain complete and total freedom from all of your chotchkies. When you’re free, you will come face-to-face with the true nature of your soul and finally be able to focus on what really matters. This won’t be easy . . . but just because something isn’t easy doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun.

     Your soul awaits. Become part of a new paradigm that is leading the way to a more balanced and peaceful world. It’s time to take the chotchky challenge!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401935788
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barry Dennis is a world-renowned singer-songwriter, inspirational speaker, and cutting-edge spiritual teacher. He is the founder of both Celebration Church in Portland, Oregon; and the groundbreaking “Coexist Celebration,” a movement without walls whose mission is to create peace of mind, heart, and planet through understanding and joy. The Coexist movement includes leaders from all the world’s spiritual traditions and is held approximately once a month in different locations around the globe.


Table of Contents

Preface xi

The Parable of the Sannyasi xv

Backward 1

The Philosophy 17

Chapter 1 Small Plastic Gophers 17

Chapter 2 The Big Box 35

Chapter 3 Lost in Space 61

Chapter 4 Mufasa 71

Level I Things

Chapter 5 Glad Bag 77

Chapter 6 Niketown 95

Chapter 7 "What to Wear?" 105

Level II Body

Chapter 8 The Armour Hot-Dog Boy 117

Level III Mind

Chapter 9 Whone! (Technotchky) 135

Chapter 10 The Joke's on Me (Entertainmentotchky) 159

Chapter 11 Informotchky 167

Level IV Soul

Chapter 12 The Loincloth 177

Chapter 13 "Happy Meal" 183

Chapter 14 Giftotchky 195

Chapter 15 Flimsy Earlobes Abandoning Rocks 201

Chapter 16 GNP 209

Chapter 17 Global "Warning" 219

Chapter 18 Be in the World of Chotchky Not of the World of Chotcchky 227

Chapter 19 Purpose is as Purpose Does 237

Chapter 20 Moments, Not Mementos 243

Chapter 21 Peoplotchky 247

Chapter 22 Silly Utility Vehicles 253

Forward 259

How It All Started 265

Acknowledgments 289

About the Author 291

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The Chotchky Challenge: Clear the Clutter from Your Home, Heart, and Mind...and Discover the True Treasure of Your Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best source ever read for clearing the clutter and distractions. My life has been awakened from a deep slumber.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilariously funny, yet very insightful - makes you want to start downsizing immediately