Monday, April 7, 2014

MFK Fisher and the Spring Closet Caper --- Day 3/86

Walk: Mindful Body, Trader Joe's
Distance: 2 miles and teach yoga class

So now the clothes letting go number is @55.  If you've been following Ciwt's Spring Closet Caper you know this is 10 less than yesterday. The letting go of clothes/possessions is complex/not easy as we all know.  As a yoga teacher I'm often in the proximity of Buddhist thinking since the spread of Buddhism was concurrent and often intertwined with the spread of yoga from India farther East. And at the heart of Buddhism is the notion of non-attachment.  A notion that winks at me during these closet caper times and tries to entice me to act from a place of 'purity', a place of 'letting go,' a place of 'non-attachment.'

But then it occurs to Ciwt that non-attachment is not really what calls to her. She likes some semblance of order, dislikes jammed, crammed closets and the stale energy that attends them, is attracted to the intuitive energy of having 'just the right feeling' things around her.  She also likes this M.F.K. Fisher quote she found.

M.F.K. Fisher
“...for me there is too little of life to spend most of it forcing myself into detachment from it.”
― M.F.K. FisherThe Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition

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