Your perspective - making room for the new

My mom had a rule growing up that for every article of clothing that came into the house, one had to go out. The result was that my childhood closet didn't look like my bedroom closet today. It was a tad tidier... a tad. This exercise was a simple ritual of making room for something new. If we can see the letting-go process as a transition to a new beginning, one full of potential and prospects – much like getting a nursery ready for a baby -– then we can shift some of our energy and concentration from loss to opportunity. As Joseph Campbell says, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the life that is waiting for us."

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