I reached between the seats to the backseat, where her purse was on the floor. It was the size of a grocery bag and it weighed a ton.
“What the hell do you have in this thing?”
—Michael Connelly, The Gods of Guilt
The focus this week was to use that thing we lug around everywhere we go—our handbag, wallet, computer bag, backpack—as a practice tool in letting go. When we make it a priority to slow down, simple practices in sorting, pruning, and moving things around have the added benefit of promoting well-being.
What has your handbag taught you about you? In what ways does inserting awareness into an everyday task feel more nourishing (or less onerous)?