“There is an unseen life that dreams us. It knows our true direction and destiny. We can trust ourselves more than we realize, and we need have no fear of change.” —John O’Donahue
If you have a child or know a child, chances are good that the song “Let It Go” from the Disney film Frozen has taken up residence in your central nervous system. I, too, have not been immune.
Somehow, through its many repetitions, the song went from being enjoyable to irritating to a path of inquiry. I read a book on happiness. I read a book on tidying. I consulted a feng shui expert. All of my explorations led to a single thesis statement: It was time to let go of all that was no longer serving me.
I cleared files, furniture, and books in my ...