Well! It has been a while since writing and so…..
here I sit in my mothers study/bedroom a short ‘home stay’ as I transition to my new living space (apartment), it is a good time to let all the changes that have happened around me settle. Time to let go of what ‘used’ to be and look toward the next phase and adventure with a big smile!
All of us are in the midst of change every single day and at various times, life changing situations come to give us a wake up, a jolt to action or a reminder to rest and reflect!
Isn’t it interesting that individuals cope with change in different ways? I am not scared and in fact I love it! It provides great motivational impetus to reshape and evolve and this time the change in my address has been a wonderful opportunity to de-clutter and purge all of the things that are no longer required.
Aparigraha is the last Yama in Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga and often translates to non-greed and non-attachment, non-possessiveness.
This Yoga Philosophy teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us, and to let go when the time is right.
During this time of my life as I have chosen to downsize and minimise I admit that I have far too many clothes, gadgets, ornaments, shoes, handbags and books! All of these possessions can be just what weighs us down and as we become so attached to these things we assume they bring us happiness! However it is the attachment that holds us back and the physical and energetic baggage is a heavy load to carry! So…. I am lightening my load and some of the things that I am still holding onto I will set free.
Acknowledging that this is a work in progress!
Changes in life are a certainty. Nothing remains the same forever.
If we minimise resistance we can avoid so much suffering and embrace your lightened ‘backpack’ and use the opportunity as a time to re invent.