Imagine for a moment that you are in a room, and the room represents your life. What does it look like? Is it large or small? How is it decorated? What can you see in the room?
There is a door to another room. Now, you may be completely happy in your room and so you ignore the door altogether. On the other hand, you’re not happy, or your curiosity gets the better of you, and you decide to open the door.
What feelings are you aware of as you grip the handle? You turn the handle and slowly push the door, and gradually you see what is behind that door.
What is the new room like? Spend a moment reflecting on what you’d like to see and how you’d like to feel. Maybe you have to turn the light on to see the new room as it really is rather than how you imagine it to be.
You then step over the threshold into the new room, leaving the old room behind. Do you stay in the new room or would you prefer to go back? If you decide to stay, there is the act of closing the door on the old room.
That would have to be a conscious decision: to embrace the new without the distraction of the old.