I have 8 days remaining of this project of non-attachment. My life has changed because of it.
Yesterday, my younger sister said she had a pile of stuff to give me and it made me cringe a little. This practice has made it blatantly clear to me that stuff is just stuff and we don’t need a whole lot of it. What we think we need is often not the case. And what we already have we have grown attached to. But everything can be let go with mindfulness and intention. We tend to become attached to things because we are not being deliberate about it.
I will definitely continue to have a mindful practice of letting go even after the last day of the 365 Release.
Today, on my 358th day of my 365 Release, I am giving away an older model iMac desktop computer. It’s a machine that someone gave to me because it because it died, and they didn’t want to invest in repairing it. Whenever I’ve had the time here and there I’ve refurbished and restored dead computers into working computers (see Day 59). I’ve had parts of it for a couple of years now and have gathered working parts for it over the years to make one complete and functioning machine. I am grateful to be giving this away to a friend whose computer just failed, and as is the case with most artists, we hustle to save our funds.
May I always remember that what is junk to one person can be resurrected into a valuable resource for myself. May I also remember that what is valuable to me can be even more valuable to another. Pass it on.
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[I created the 365 Release Project to practice non-attachment, letting go and change by giving away 1 thing a day for 1 year. The background, vision and guidelines to the 365 RELEASE project are here. The running list of everything I have released is here.]