"It's not that I own these things, these things own me."
I told my client that we've been taught to go one direction, towards acquiring, but not letting go. It's hard for our minds to make it okay to go the other direction. It's like living at the end of a one way dead end street, and everything that comes our direction stays forever.
But it's our home. It's our life. We have a choosing voice in us that can say, "No."
We're not used to saying no to our things. But we can start to use this often untapped power. Not because we should. But because we'll feel better.
I could feel some of my client's anxiousness fade away. I sensed he was giving himself permission to be in charge.