In my life there are things I can let stand. They might be things others wouldn't be able to live with, but in the overall view of things, they are not harmful. Unfinished laundry, cluttered closets. They can feel familiar and even comforting. But some big things need constant raking. Things with deadlines. School work, paper work, bills.
The reassessing of daily life can be exhausting. We plug away at things that need our attention only to go to bed and do it all again the next day. It's all good. Sometimes we rake, but often we let the golden flakes stick to our shoes.