The indicators of warmer days leaves me looking at my overstuffed closet. The MANY heavy sweaters, long sleeves, layers that I have been toting around for what seems like endless days........I am excited by the prospect of pulling them off the hangers and putting them away in storage and putting my warmer weather clothes on the hangers, Yeah! Some clearing out, giving away or simply tossing may be required. Maybe a few additions to upgrade the options....... Yep, letting go. The dreaded phrase that seems to conjour sadness and loss. Yet in reality simply means another stage in the cylce and can be rather revitalizing however, the default in my brain overrides so automatcially to letting go- more loss, what I have to give up.
If you have been having any of the higher than usual shared experiences of purging and rebirthing a New life that seems to be a universal experience for many at this time you may find yourself feeling the sting of that phrase also, letting go. There seems to be a Joy in New in life yet a heavy resistance to the natural necessity to Make Some Room for the New.
Fact is, my closet has only so many square inches of space to hold only so many clothes and it is practical and efficient to keep the current season a priority in the limited space. I like the idea of getting the cold weather stuff out of my face- looking forward to the warmer weather. Yet, am I really feeling sad to see winter go? Maybe a little hesitation on missing a few of my favorite warm and fuzzy sweaters, but hey, there just in a box and too soon I will pull them out again. What if I moved to a warmer climate and for lack of need , cost, space decided to really let go of the sweaters? Would my sadness increase then, or maybe would I be more excited at the prospect of a warmer climate and lack of need for sweaters that it would outweigh the reality of dropping the sweaters?
What happens to our life when we hold on to too much physical stuff? What happens to our life when we hold on to too much of the emotional stuff? What happens in our life when we hold on to too much of the mental stuff? What happens in our life when we hold on to too much of the spiritual stuff? Maybe a little review of all four closets could be addressed along with the boxes of this seasons packing?
Or, maybe I'm just ramblin.........
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