Moving house has always been pleasurable to me. Some might think it is crazy-making but for me, it is not. It has been a couple of years now that I have not moved house. However, the thought of decorating a new space, despite the reason for having to move in the first place, thrills me.
“I hear there are people who actually enjoy moving. Sounds like a disease to me – they must be unstable. Though it does have its poetry, I’ll allow that. When an old dwelling starts looking desolate, a mixture of regret and anxiety comes over us and we feel like we are leaving a safe harbor for the rolling sea. As for the new place, it looks on us with alien eyes, it has nothing to say to us, it is cold.” Jan Neruda
At least twice, I have posted here about my adventures with moving house. In my last post, while de-cluttering was the focus, packing up and moving house is often the time that we get to actually do that. Underlying all the relocations over my life so far there have been some deeper meanings. Among them is the need to de-clutter not just physical but mental and emotional space. As such, this conversation could be viewed as a continuation of the last.
A Different Kind Of Moving
Recently, in my Facebook Memories, I came across a piece that I wrote about moving. Re-reading it, I was struck by the timing and thought to share it with you today. Here goes.
“I’ve moved. I used to live in my head; lived there for the longest time, occasionally taking a vacation but always returning to my primary place of residence.
My former home was a great place. It was well furnished with stuff – a couple of degrees, several professional diplomas and certificates and lots of plans – successful and not so successful. In my head, I married (several times) and lived the white picket fence life or close to it. Games were played there as well – by me and on me.
Unstuck Your Life
Keep It Moving
You do not have to physically relocate to move. This is what I learned after so many moves over the years. My baggage always followed me around, until the day came when instead my perspective is what changed.
“Life is all about progress and movements, keep it moving.” Hopal Green
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