“To Change Skins, Evolve Into New Cycles, I Feel One Has To Learn To Discard” – Anais Nin
One of my dearest friends is moving to a new home that is deliberately smaller and simpler. The move is part of a simplification of her life that she began two years ago – as part of a specific intention to transform her life into being more spiritually-driven.
Writer Anais Nin wrote:
“To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and the psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.”
How are you with simplifying your life by reducing the amount of “stuff” that you have? That “stuff” could be anything from boxes in the garage – to long and deeply held resentments – to pining for a lost relationship – and on and on.
What kind of simplification and discarding would it take to transform your life? Where would you start? What have been your fears and concerns about identifying and eliminating the extraneous in your life?