|(Three days trying to photograph this amazing dark purple flower--tricky.)|
People go on intensive personal retreats for a week or two, but this has been four months of in the fire. It suits my nature, but having a pause in the crossfire has given me a moment to take a big breath.
At the beginning of the week, I made a personal decision to dive deeper into the "letting go" by letting go of most of my material possession in the US except for one car, clothes, and a few personal possessions that are sentimental. A basic living kit will be left. The horse, the horse training items, and more are all on the chopping block. The renunciation at a new level feels very clear, clean, and in line with what has been unfolding internally. Not quite the single wrap with a begging bowl, but maybe a white, woman's luxury version of that? I have taken this task of material reduction each cycle home between India, but this will involve the last layer. When I went off to college, everything fit in the back of my VW hatchback. What happened?