I think it's called pruning. At least that's the word that got stuck in my head after the message at church today. Merriam-Webster says:
Prune: a : to reduce especially by eliminating superfluous matter.
Got me thinking...I have got a lot of "superfluous matters" in my life. Maybe it's high time that I got rid of them, and I honestly think that it IS happening. I didn't want it to happen, but here I am nonetheless; and while I still am unsure and unclear as to what exactly is superfluous and what is not (I just might have a different definition), all I can do is focus on what is clear to me.
Don't you just love it when you get these pensive moments and you feel that you're getting something out of them?