YK’s 365 Release: Day 324

Anyone will tell you I have always had an infinite supply of energy. I could never sit still and always had to be moving or doing something. I believe part of the reason I am so physically active is because my body is trying to use that energy. One of my close friends told me I should always do something that will occupy me physically, so had me help her move. Hahaha! This helped me understand how I needed to move forward productively in the universe.

It is only after I began meditating a few years ago that I learned how to focus that energy.  So now, as my friends tell me, I am peacefully
energetic. And now my artwork (link) particularly expresses this endless kinetic energy.

As I’ve noted throughout this non-attachment practice everyday, I have accumulated quite a collection of sporting goods. They are, I am
realizing, one of the main objects that I consistently lug around without paring down whenever I have moved. This is because I know I
will always be active.

However, I do have some items that I haven’t used in over a decade,
because not every sport is for me. Though, as I said in Day 15, I try
everything at least twice.

When inline skates first became popular I think I had just moved back to the states. It was the first half of the 90s. Back then, the ONLY brand was Rollerblades, so they were called rollerblades. they were just beginning to become affordable to the general public and were being marketed as more of a mode of transportation as well as a fun leisurely activity. Competitive rollerblading had not yet become mainstream.

I got a pair thinking it was ideal for traveling between classes in college. My campus was almost 10000 acres so it was indeed convenient.

But after college, I began biking more (see Days 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35), and fell in love with that mode of transportation, and the rollerblades have gone unused ever since. I have kept them because they are original Rollerblades in excellent condition, and because I always thought I’d use them over the years. But I haven’t. So it’s time to let go. So on Day 324 of my 365 Release practice, I am letting go of something, finally, knowing that I constantly grow and evolve. Shedding to grow.

 

[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.]


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