Resolutions usually take arise out of a desire to create a new, healthier habit or to release a destructive habit.
Rarely do they involve releasing something positive (but wearing out either physically or energetically) simply to create space.
And yet that’s a resolution with which I’m playing. I’ve already informed the state and national leadership of Clean Water Action that this will be my last year on the board (at 17 years on the state board and 12 years on the national board respectively, it’s time).
I’ve also been releasing objects continually over the last few years, including giving away the last sweater my mother knitted for me a few years before she died. It was lovely and well-crafted (and my mother was very proud of it) but I rarely wore it and it was never exactly me-and I have lots of other sweaters she knitted for me that ARE me. And I honor her memory and her love for me by wearing those sweaters.
Overall, It’s becoming more and more important that the objects in my life, my relationships, and the activities in which I engage are ones that I truly want. I don’t want to hold onto anything if I no longer love it, no matter how much I loved it in the past.
What about you? Are there objects, relationships, perspectives or activities that need to be released so you can truly engage with your life in the New Year?
May we pursue our paths, free and unfettered by superfluous attachments,
P.S. If you are interested in releasing less than optimal circumstances, and creating something new in your life, I’m offering 10% off any of my coaching packages through January.
P.P.S. And if you’d like to listen to my December radio interview with Bill Horan on WHPCC 90.3 FM about my book, I’ve posted it here.