Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Setting New Years Resolutions - Out With The Old

Do you ever find at this time of year that it's difficult to find space for all the new presents that came during December? If you have young children, you might know just what I mean.

In order to make space for the new, we have to let go of the old. If you want a new TV, you'll have to give away the old one. Only so many boxes or trinkets will fit or will have a chance to be enjoyed. The old ones, move on to new homes. There is always a flow. A coming in and going out.

Our minds are the same way. To allow new ideas or attitudes into our lives, we first release or let go of old labels and thought patterns.

The art of Feng Shui tells us to clean out our closets when we are stuck and what we desire is not flowing into our life. I take this two ways. One, go through the bedroom closet and get rid of stuff that in longer being used. Salvation Army is one of many great places to take donations. Old love letters, might be better suited for a bonfire. Two, check out the mind. What cob webs and old thought patterns are hanging around in there? Still wishing for life to be different? Still wanting to be 20 again? Time to get rid of these thoughts as well. (Suddenly the daunting task of house cleaning seems pretty easy!)

What thought patterns do you hold onto? Are the helping or hindering your life? Is it time to clean inside and out?

Let go of the old, so that the new may come in.

Love Much,


Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

1 comment:

Laura said...

On the yoga mat there is much you can do to "out with the old and in with the new" that is stored in your body. First, letting go of the old with a focus on exhalation and twists. Bringing in the new focuses on inhaling and backbends (I also love the Warrior series for bringing in more new -- nothing like a dose of courage to bring in something new!) And, last, and most importantly, forward folds for surrendering to the process and feeling grateful for what you have right now.