Fall is the season of transition. Shedding. Making room. It’s a time when the world around you reminds us that it is important and necessary to let things go. Just the way the leaves fall from the trees, and allow the trees to focus on themselves for the winter, it is important to use this season to reevaluate what is important to you. Take the time to note the things that are adding to your life, and get clear on letting go of the things that are no longer serving you.
Having spent the past week celebrating Thanksgiving here in the US, it is a reminder to focus on all that we already have. What we focus on expands. When we focus on what we lack, we will never be satisfied with what we already have.
I think the practice of gratitude and letting go intertwine beautifully. It is a reminder to focus on the things that truly matter, and not get bogged down with the things that are no longer serving you. One way you can let go is by literally getting rid of physical things you no longer need. I have found getting rid of things to be a great way to make more space. When you allow yourself to only be surrounded by the things you actually like, you don’t have to worry about holding onto gifts that you feel guilty for not using, or trapped in a space filled with things you don’t use. Our physical space can impact our mental and emotional space.
What things are you grateful for today? What things are you ready to let go of? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.