I think that we essentially grasp onto what we have experienced, and we are afraid of the uncertainty of the future, even in spite of the bad times (and I guess this is where “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t” goes).
We are afraid of what is uncertain and what is to come. That’s why this genetic programming which we carry inside us (some more than others) leads us to favour routine in our lives.
I personally am saddened when stages change, mainly because of the people you leave behind – some more happily than others, no doubt (hahaha). But the start of a new stage also brings butterflies in the stomach, a mixture of emotions, mystery and especially renewal.
Yes, since I always find a reason to use my favourite prefix “re-” everywhere.
Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me about Rebirthing, which is essentially trying to locate the emotions and thoughts that keep us from moving forward based on the powerful mechanism of breathing.
I never ceased to be surprised by the sheer number of techniques or treatments that appear in order to improve our lives, always with new variations on this new “creative psychology”.
I truly believe that we are made to be renewed cyclically, to move up a level, even though some people need more of a push to leave the past behind them.
As for me, I find myself at the beginning of a new stage with renewed objectives which is making me reconsider a new order in my daily life. We have to renew ourselves when one cycle is over, and it’s good to get rid of the dead weight.
Sad? Why be?
It’s better to roll up your sleeves: the first thing to check is the physical things, possessions and a huge pile of memories that you never look at.
I’ve turned my house upside-down!!!
Two months ago, I became an expert in detaching from and getting rid of things, and I’ve realised that as I make room in my house and change where the things I keep go (a key in the process), I am freed of a huge mental weight while also gaining internal RAM. However, I admit that I needed the help of a fashionable book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Marie Kondo, which is recommendable even if the concepts are obvious.
I hope that this helps me in the new cycle we’re about to begin.
And that I am left with the best memories of this Antic Garatge (Old Garage).
See you soon!