Cleaning out… ¿seriously?

Cleaning out… ¿seriously?

Since temperatures have changed,  I’ve decided it is time to make a total trade of my everyday outfit, taking out the heavy clothing   and jackets from its hiding place and keeping there, instead, all the light clothing until May or June that can show their noses again. Then I consider a timely opportunity to clean out, getting rid of anything that I no longer use and that someone else, whether the conditions permit it, provide a better use. What a mess !  "This was a gift, why throwing it out?, I’ll keep it for another year", "I love these pants and someday they’ll fit me ",   “no way this is going, I know that fashion will return" . Only four out of thirteen things I finally put, reluctantly, in the bag " to go".

Maybe this is an absurd analogy,  but it came to my mind,  after the time spent in the cleaning process, about the personal bag that we all probably have... and suddenly I found that if we are not careful, that bag can be resembled to the one of the clothes: " raising my voice unnecessarily, can be useful again",  "this overloaded stress created by myself might work again", "these poor eating habits that cost me so much time to adopt, stay; next year I'll see ". I venture to think that at each stage we call “cleansing”, our bag  " to go”  is barely contained by some small things that we only use to generate volume and  convince ourselves that we are in a positive transition," lie a little less "," quit smoking in the morning "," flirt with someone other than my partner, but only in a cybernetic way ", etc.

After this crazy analysis, I decided that those thirteen garments will be out unhesitatingly: they don’t go with me anymore. Of course,     I have also decided to fill my " to go" spiritual bag, with those rooted things that I've blindly been attached to and that have only occupied an important place for me; I do not need any replacement but an open, free and clean area in my personal closet.

And more important to fill the bag: get rid of it. Cornering it in the garage becomes useless, since we keep it still inside.
Hugs the way I like.


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    Ufff...como anillo al dedo!!! si que hay muchas cosas a las que nos aferramos y no nos atrevemos a dejar, quizás por temor a lo desconocido, quizás por que tememos quedarnos sin nada y preferimos "cargar" con ellas...buena idea utilizar este cambio de temporada y de fin de año para hacer una buena limpieza personal...tomaré el consejo amiga...un abrazo y gracias por no dejar de escribir eh? te quiero

  • Tienes mucha razón... Y pensar que es sólo temor al cambio, que invariablemente es PARA bien, pues normalmente, cuando es " aferre" , no es algo muy sano. Te quiero igual, o más !! Gracias por escribirme.

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    Prima linda:
    Es muy verdad , buenísimo limpiar el closet de la recámara, así como nuestro ropero mental pues se llena de ideas inservibles.
    Creo que cuando conscientemente mandamos a pasear lo negativo de nuestro inconsciente y que nos ocupa un espacio... ahhhhhh que ligero caminamos por la vida!!
    Muy bonito tu tema de esta semana ! Felicidades ! Millones de besitos !

  • Shan... qué tal un GARAGE SALE con todo y las ideas inservibles que mencionas ? qué rico sería, que hasta nos pagaran por llevárselas, no ? Besos y gracias por comentar !!

  • Limpiar el closet, limpiar la mente, limpiar el vida es un proceso de cambio constante y de poca permanencia en lo material...lo que permanece al final es solamente el gusto por haber sentido la caricia del viento, de un ser amado, de un toque de afecto de amigos entrañables, y para ello debemos reprogramarnos, reinventarnos constantemente, dejar los apegos a cosas, a personas, a sentimientos, al pasado a la angustia del futuro, a esperar y en cambio dejar que la vida fluya como un río misterioso hasta llegar al mar del tranquilo y absoluto abandono, a la paz y a la certeza de la comunión con el amor incondicional....

  • In reply to sergiogzzdelar:

    Absolutamente de acuerdo, Sergio ! En el clóset metafórico están contenidos el alma, la mente, el cuerpo... agradezco mucho tu comentario y a seguir cambiando, sin perder el rumbo.

  • In reply to sergiogzzdelar:

    Por cierto... qué hermosa respuesta.

  • Excelente reflexión mi Monecilla Deberíamos depurar todos los domingos y días festivos porque luego anda uno cargando con tanta maña, resentimiento, vicio, culpa, kilos, etc., etc., etc... Es más fácil que "borrar" amigos del FB. Sigo traumada....tengo que depurar. ¡Jajaja!

  • In reply to Carolina Herrera:

    Sí, buena idea ! Depurar y sacar periódicamente... me gusta ! Adiós a lo que no coopera y /o añade valor.
    Si borras o te borran del FB... tal vez es porque sólo eran pals, no more ;). Mejor cuali que cuanti. Gracias Carola !!

  • I love it! Very insightful. Keep writing! I am looking forward to your next one!

  • In reply to Adriana:

    Thanks so much, Adri ! Seeing you here makes me feel good ! I'll keep writing, promise !

  • Hola que Tal
    Esto lo hemos platicado varios años, que bueno es que nos lo recuerdes así que a depurarnos por completo

  • In reply to Lalo:

    Por completo o parcialmente, pero eso sí, con cierta periodicidad.
    Lo extraño mucho, caballero !!!!!!

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    Y lo mejor es el placer que da el sacar todo y hacer la limpia! Te deja una sensación de bienestar y de logro increíble!
    Un beso Sis.

  • In reply to Angeles Herreramoro:

    Deliciosa sensación, si se hace a conciencia, estoy de acuerdo ! Besos !!

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    Cleaning is never easy... but necessary, and it's always good this time of year. It prepares us for a lighter year-end. Keep on writing Mone, I love your entries. Bisou de Paris :)

  • In reply to Viviana Alvarez:

    Right, Viv, it's never easy. Learning to discern what goes and what stays as well as taking a forceful decision to say "enough" is hard... But the challenge is worthwhile ! Bisou welcome and returned to Paris !

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    Just starting to read these. I am constantly purging... you won't miss it after it is gone. 8)

  • In reply to Theresa Mueller:

    Hi Theresa ! Thanks for your comment ! I am glad you do this constantly... it is such a great habit (and keeps your mind and soul in a great shape ). Hugs for you !

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