“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu
We have officially arrived at favorite season: fall. This time of year I always catch the itch to get rid of stuff. Well, I always have that itch; just look at what I do for a living. Just when I think there’s nothing else that can go, I’ll stare down my closet or bookshelf and find one more thing that I can live without. This always happens for me this time of year and that might be explained by traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy, of all things.
As many of you know, I studied classical feng shui years ago. At its core is the cycle of the five elements, each corresponding to a season, and each flowing elegantly into the next. There are times of the year when certain impulses tend to find us, and certain activities that benefit us come more easily. Fall is the season when nature’s life force begins to return to the earth. We become more introspective and less reliant on the things around us. It is a time for letting go of old attachments. Yes, this includes the junk in your office! For some reason, there’s nothing like a crisp fall breeze blowing through the windows to get me reaching for that donations box. Fall is one of the easiest times of year to make decisions about what should stay and what should go. Nature is supporting you. Test this for yourself and put it to use it before it passes!
7 Day Inspired Office Challenge
Take advantage of nature’s boost and stare down your office to find one or ten more things that can go