Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The tough job of letting go of intentions and aspirations
Example - these bags of artist quality colored pencils that I brought home after going through my Dad's art supplies after he died almost three years ago. He didn't even work in colored pencil and had them because a friend had given them to him! I know I'm not going to use them and I know someone who could use them in her work - seems obvious doesn't it. But that means letting go of my intentions not just the pencils. (By the way, if anyone reading this really wants them, let me know in the comments section and I'll mail them out!).
I know that I felt a weight lift when I decided to get rid of our bird feeder and birdbath. I love watching birds, but cleaning those and buying seed - not so much. I still see lots of birds and I enjoy them more now.
Look around your life (home, head, work, friends, whatever!) and see where you are holding on to past intentions and aspirations. They don't just live in stuff that could be decluttered, but they can weigh us down just as much.