“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” -Lao Tzu We are deep into my favorite season: Fall. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the itch lately 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 kitchen and find one more thing that I can live without.
This actually always happens for me this time of year and that might be explained by traditional Chinese medicine. Fall is the season when nature’s life force begins to return to the earth. Nature sheds. We become more introspective and less reliant on the things around us. Fall is a time for letting go of old attachments. Yes, this includes the junk in your office! 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. Your innate filtering system is very fine right now. Nature is supporting you. Test this for yourself and put it to use it before it passes.
Do you also find the urge to purge this time of year? What part of your home or office is next in line for a good sort? Please share in comments below!