Decluttering my house has always presented a challenge for me because I am a hoarder. In the attic, there is stuff in my old school trunk from my teenage years stashed with, amongst other trivia, dog-eared manuscripts that I will never do anything with, but I still hang on to them. I have no idea why.
Recently I have been doing a better job of clearing the clutter inside my head and letting go of some of the less sagacious days from my past. You can do nothing to change or influence the past, so let it go.
For years I used to torture myself, replaying in my head some of the major screw-ups I have made in my life, over and over again. All the wrong decisions I made, the times I lacked sensitivity, as well as not being there for someone when they needed me. Those moments in time when you wish you could turn back the clock and revisit because, in hindsight, you know you could have handled things better. But you can’t. You can’t change history, what has gone has disappeared into the ether forever.
Becoming a student of Qi Gong has helped me in many ways, including clearing the clutter in my head and exorcising ghosts from the past.
Embrace each day with an open heart and mind. You never know what fate has in store for you. Live for the now. Carpe diem. Seize the day.