~~Perhaps it’s because human beings have such a hard time letting go that we love ghost stories. … I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been as haunted by other people’s ghosts as I have been by my own, especially when I open my unconscious catchalls. But when we begin the task of spiritual housekeeping, one of its crucial functions is exorcism. What stuff do you have squirreled away in the scary place euphemistically known as “storage”?  No doubt, like me, talismans of all sorts that trigger every emotion: drawers of letters, photographs, … . Often when we feel depressed but can’t identify the source of our distress, it’s because we’re looking for something we’ve hid too well.  

 

~~I have tried to give away some of the things in my house that have ghosts; I think they would be better off somewhere else, and I want to be rid of certain memories. –Dominiquez Browning

 

~~Be gone and good riddance, because if not, we don’t have a ghost of a chance of living the life that’s waiting for us. Doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for the perfect person or pair of shoes; if there’s no room in your life, neither soul or sole mates are likely to find you. 

 

~~Let go of the people who cause constant pain; let go of the negativity that colors a room more darkly than any coat of paint. Keep close the people you love, the ones who stay engaged and open to life, who bring joy and peace to the house and garden.  –Dominiquez Browning

 

~~And while it’s true that the past asks only to be remembered, that doesn’t mean you need to entomb your regrets.  

 

~~As I said, the past only asks to be remembered, and when you do, it will happily let go and let you go on.  

romancing the ordinary Romancing the Ordinary by Sarah Ban Breathnacht

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