As 2013 comes to an end, many of us are inspired to start the new year with a fresh perspective. We are usually ready to let go of ‘things’.
Letting go of material things such as used or unwanted clothing, toys, gadgets, furniture is often the first thing we are motivated to do. And with a bit of will power and time reserved for this, reducing clutter in our lives from a theoretical perspective, is a simple task.
For some people however, taking stock of what material possessions we no longer need is tied up to more complex associations with actual experiences and their resulting emotions. It becomes difficult to let go of the physical objects when the mind associates this act with letting go of things that no longer serve us from an emotional level.
Implementing new strategies such as a new workout or diet strategy are inspiring as they promise us a new body, a new way of being that we can be proud of.
But what of sad memories, physical discomfort, or emotional trauma? Have we truly identified the less tangible items that block us from transforming into the truly powerful beings we have the capacity to become?
This year has been a very reflective one for me. Despite my preference to live a more organized and scheduled life, life has thrown my family a few setbacks. Nothing major this year thankfully, but frustrating nonetheless.
What are some of the things that you are most excited to change? What are you looking forward to trying or accomplishing this year?