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The Road of Shedding Possession

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Edited by Claire Williams, Thursday, 29 Sep 2022, 13:02

I was told by my friend to see a new movie. 

It was called 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' and it was ok; strange but ok. 

One thing I took from it, in a metaphorical sense, was of shedding possession (in the case of the movie; a Djinn or Genie and his bottle) and re-writing and/or rejuvenating your life anew. 

This movie was, of course, just a slightly re-worked tale of the classic making three wishes and demanding whatever you want. You want money? poof! You want knowledge? poof! You want power? poof! - Three wishes granted, goodbye. 

But in the sense of reality this would be a more physical, mindful adventure.

By the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve (as per tradition) we have often made several 'wishes' - or rather ' pacts' - to fulfil and re-write our lives by. But, alas, as the new year rolls on by, we find that, more often than not, none of these are 'fulfilling' or 'life changing' or we simply tried them for a while and gave up.  

Now I made a 'pact' with myself when I was 21, eight years ago now, in the middle of June. I started to be ruthless and, having just one goal in my mind, I started shedding my possessions.

To be honest, if I did, unbeknownst to myself, have a genie locked up in a blue striped glass bottle anywhere in my room at that time, he would have been sent straight to the charity shop. Because this is exactly what I did. I finished up with just a bed, a chair and a room - and, personally, in my little world, I had never felt more rejuvenated. 

To this day I still say that it doesn't take a Djinn in a bottle or a New Year's Eve bucket list, or even 'three wishes' to 're-write', 'rejuvenate' and 'fulfil'; it takes you - your mind and what you, physically and actively, set about doing that will achieve it. 

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