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.