Let It Go: 30 day-challenge

I´m not sure how you feel, but personally I hate cleaning. I want to spend as little time as possible cleaning. I want to spend as little time as possible putting things back into their place. And at the same time I want my home to look neat, and tidy, and fairly clean.

I think one of the solutions is simply to “own less”. To have less stuff to take care of, have less things to actually use, to simplify in order to have more free time to do things I actually enjoy doing.

I invite you to join me on a 30-day challenge of giving up stuff that is no longer of service to you. Stuff that is taking up unnecessary space in your cupboards, on your computer, in your wardrobe, and even in your mind. Beginning this Friday, September 21st, the challenge is on.

For the next 30 days, beginning this Friday, and ending Saturday October 20th, your challenge is to find one thing, per day, resulting in 30 things (does not have to be physical things, but more on that in a bit). You do not have to limit yourself to only 30 things, if you find more stuff to let go of, please be my guest and continue. Continue reading “Let It Go: 30 day-challenge”

Aparigraha: Nonpossessiveness

The last of the five yamas is a bit of a personal favorite, maybe it´s because I´m not too sentimental with stuff. I find it fairly easy to let go of things, and I believe that I´m not too attached to stuff in general.

In the book that I´ve been using to base my classes on, called “The Yamas & Niyamas” by Deborah Adele, she uses the comparison of aparigraha to our breath. And encourages us to “trust life like we trust the breath”.

If we could take in all the nourishment of the moment and then let it go fully, trusting that more nourishment will come?

Besides the interpretation of nonpossessiveness, one can also think of it as nonattachment, nongreed, nonclinging and nongrasping. Or put slightly differently, but as I´ve chosen to put in writing in one of my tattoos: “let it go”. But of course, as with so many of these guidelines, it´s a lot easier said than actually done. Cause it is so easy to want (and expect) the same satisfaction, the same acknowledgment, the same fulfillment from certain things over and over again. Continue reading “Aparigraha: Nonpossessiveness”