“The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past give us the option to fill the space with something new.”
~ Susan Fay West
Oh-is that a powerful quote? It’s not easy to let go of things of the past, including the physical ones. Often they come with deep-rooted memories, some good, some bad, and they can be a big challenge to let it go.
Think of what you hold most sentimental in your home now. Is it your grand-mother’s china? Your children’s baby clothes and binky? Perhaps it’s the Christmas decorations? Whatever it may be for you, we all have items that we highly cherish and say we can’t let go. They mean too much to us. The memories mean a lot to us.
But as in reality, letting go of the physical object can create much needed space, both emotionally and physically, for something new.
One thing that we often do with our clients who you are nearing the time of having to let go of something special is take photographs of the item or video the family talking about the memories together. This provides a secondary way of keeping the object and the memories alive all while letting the physical object find a new home.
“I use memories but I do not allow the memories to use me.”
~ Deepak Chopra