In response to Jamie Ridler’s Wishcast Wednesday journal prompt: What do you wish to fly free from?
Building on last week’s wishcast, I wish to fly free from the burden of materialism. Yowza! Yes, materialism. To what degree can I be free? I identify myself thru my things. Even my collection of books is a reflection of how I see myself. For about $5 I can buy a book that seems to say something about me…it affirms me and makes flesh the concepts that float around in my head and my heart.
Yet, I am coming to a place where I know that only I can I-dentify myself. I exist in the simple act of being. The books, the art, the material world around me is not me. And yet, what a trip to consider parting with the bulk of it.
Some part of me wonders why I am letting go. I think it is that I feel like I could possibly be more free without this stuff. And certainly, if I wanted to fly…to move or travel…I wouldn’t have so much trouble getting off the ground.
Also, I wonder about all the baggage I carry around. Not just the material baggage, but the physiological and emotional baggage. Could I feel more free of body and spirit if I let go of the environmental encumbrance? There is one way to find out. Let go…and fly.