Yesterday I worked with an author. She had quite a library. She had so many books that they wouldn't fit in her bookshelves and many were stacked on the floor. I said, "Let's go through your books and see what you're no longer interested in. This will allow you to enjoy the ones that you love."
We took the books off the bookshelves. I held up one at a time and she decided yes or no. She was surprised at the number of books she didn't care about anymore. There as a sense of relief as she let each one go. She decided to give them to a local library. We put back the books that she wanted. She stood back and looked at her library and breathed. That often happens when a person lets go. They return to a more relaxed and naturally peaceful place.