Wednesday, October 14, 2015

365 Project - Day 287 - "Non-Attachment"

October 14, 2015 - "Non-Attachment"

At 10PM Eastern tonight the listings for 39 items I've been attached to for many years will become active. This includes the statue of Buddha that is the subject of today's photo.

I'm considering this part of an ongoing "cleansing" - rather than an effort to achieve non-attachment. Actually, the list of objects I've become attached to has actually increased over the last six-and-a-half months.

In the last few weeks alone I've sold over a dozen formerly "important" objects - ranging from watches to electronics to limited edition concert posters to an original signed Salvador Dali lithograph. All had some sort of meaning to me and were tough to part with... Yet with each shipment I sent I also sent a bit of "weight" from my life. I let go of some bit of the past in an effort to create something new.

I can feel things shifting and changing in my life.

Time moves on... thoughts, beliefs and feelings change... and things that used to seem so important become less so... while things that hadn't been important at all become so.

(I believe they call this phenomenon "growth".)

And so I willingly step on the path with no idea where it might take me...

... but at least I'll always know what time it is.


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