Day 14: New Ideas

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 13, 2011
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I decided to clear out my bookshelf and make room for some new ideas.  I put a few of my favorite books in a bin, kept some out that I refer to often, but let go of several others.

I have a thing about Henry the VIII.  I love all books about his reign and his wives and listen to the books on tape in the car.  I will donate them to my son’s school and if I want to re-listen. I will check them out. Some other books went to the local library.

**UPDATE:  I was canceling catalogues on day 3 (Highlighted).  I wrote that I was going to let my Yoga Journal subscription run out and not renew.  Well, today I got a new Yoga Journal subscription as a gift.  I am contemplating canceling the car insurance on my 7 year old car. Lets see what comes back.

 “Holding on to old books doesn’t allow you to create space for new ideas and ways of thinking….you can become set in your ways and develop musty energy like the musty old books you surround yourself with.” Karen Kingston (Creating Sacred Space)

Feng Shui says; It is okay to have a few books in your bedroom but not too many and not in a messy pile.  Clear out your room. Make it a quiet place with just two or three books on hand.

Are you doing The 24 Things Challenge?  Log on and share you experiences with us or if you have your own blog where you are documenting your 24 Things Challenge, I will add you to the official page. Make room for your inspired future

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.




About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


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  3. Lezlee says:

    I must admit, I find it difficult to part with many books! If I've really enjoyed a book, I often want to re-read although that may not happen for quite some time. I used to have a collection of old books as I quite like antiques and they fitted in with other things. However, I came to the conclusion one day that, along with other old things I had in the house, I was holding on to old energy and needed a clear out! Feng Shui is not something I've ever followed though there seems to be some sense to it….
    Thank you for the article, it has helped me to not feel guilty in letting some of my books go forward…..