Friday, September 10, 2010
30 Day Challenge, Day 10: Letting Go
So my gift to myself today (and I suspect for the rest of the month, too) is going to be decluttering. Simplifying. Letting go. I think that's perfect for a month that in the past has been defined, at least subconsciously, by loss. And loss implies that I did not choose it. Letting go is a shift in my words. I choose to let go of that which I no longer need in my life. I suspect that this letting go process will be about more than just the physical stuff that I've collected, but rather also about letting go of resentments, unfulfilled expectations, and the feeling of being a victim with no choice in what happened to me. Instead, I will embrace forgiveness, acceptance, and peace.
But I know that I cannot simply jump ahead to the forgiveness, the acceptance, and the peace without first doing the work. Just as the clutter in my closets isn't going to clean out by itself, I need to be an active participant in this process. I need to be proactive. As with the physical clutter in my house, so it is with my own personal work: I need to go in and take a look around at what I'm still holding on to so that I can let go of what no longer serves me. This is a place I have visited many times in the past, but I am ready to go deeper now. I am ready to let go.
What are you holding on to? Physical stuff? Emotional stuff? Are you ready to nurture yourself by letting it go?