Everyone at some point in their lives, if not several times in their lives, will feel the need to purge our lives. The desire to simplify, to lighten, to de-clutter can be overwhelming. What what precipitates such a desire? It can be any number of things; such as a tumultuous time in life, or a session with a life coach, or maybe an impending move, it could be anything really. For me it is a combination of several things. After a difficult time, where I had to keep many things for many people, and keep records for just in case, I am now ready to purge what is not needed.
It is also letting go of my old life. It is letting go of everything that came before. And you can let go while still honoring the past. But you cannot build a future of you are still holding onto that “has happened.” And sometime you need to clean out the old to make room for the new.
I am ready for the new, ready to shed ALL OF IT. And so starts the Great Purge of 2019. I started with the clothes, and have bagged over 15 bags to be taken to the trash or Goodwill. And the result is surprisingly cathartic. I already feel so much lighter and more is coming. I contacted a charity to get the furniture that needs to go away. And I am going through paperwork and old records that no longer need to be kept. And last will be all the extra “stuff.”
It is time to clean out all the debris, all the old, all of the baggage, all of the irrelevant minutia that can bog down the mind and spirit. It is more than cleaning out, more that getting rid of clutter, it is the purging of all that I will not be taking with me in this move. It is exciting and wonderful, preparing for this new time.
Life is short. Clean it out sometimes. Take the old, dust it off, enjoy them memories and let go of the bad. Because in letting go we make room for all of the wonderful that is to come. And the wonderful is coming…a lot of it is already here.
When you have been shattered, the new you can emerge.