Every time Carol and I have moved to a different house, we have gone through the process of sorting through boxes, piles, and drawers of "stuff" to determine what needs to move and what can be sold in a garage sale or given away. This is not a process that I look forward to or get excited
about, but it is one that I find fulfilling and freeing once it is completed. "De-cluttering" has become a national phenomenon. All you have to do is google it and you get multiple lists of books written to help us cope with getting rid of stuff. Some of the questions offered include: Do I need this? Am I holding on to this because it has a significant memory? Can someone else use it? Am I keeping it because I think I should love it? I think these are good questions and they can be applied to the ways we hold on to physical stuff and even to the ways we hold on to old ways of thinking.