“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell
There’s something I find rarely talked about in discussions about letting go, but I notice all the time. It’s not the release from letting go of outdated stuff. It’s not grieving the loss of loved ones. It’s not healing from trauma. All these topics should be discussed more.
It is rare to hear about the importance of letting go. Past versions of yourself—often versions you’ve worked tirelessly to become. The crux of the clutter-clearing work is to get rid of all that stuff. It gives us back our birthright to reinvent ourselves throughout our life—to experience birth and death cycles to their fullest.
Last week in yoga class the teacher said, “We shed our skin more than snakes do.” Ain’t that the truth! Whether we notice or not, we’re constantly evolving. We can struggle when we reject this universal truth. If we forget the fact that change is a constant in our lives, then it’s a bad thing to change. Life can become stagnant and full of internal resistance. This is often reflected at home and in the workplace.
As I’ve gained more and more years of observing people of all ages in my line of…