What are we leaving?

Last night whilst reading John O’Donohue’s introduction to Thresholds, in Benedictus, I was struck by this question:

At this time in my life – what am I leaving?

It’s hard to move forward if we can’t let go.

It also reminds me of Sonya Renee Taylor’s piece which I quoted in Hopeful lessons from gorse!

We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalised greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.

Sonya Renee Taylor, quoted by Brené Brown

However, I know it’s so easy to read this at high-level…

I wonder what each of us will choose to leave to make this a real threshold.

So what am I leaving?