How Tight Do You Hold On - to people, to things, to past experiences?
Enjoying our relationships, the material items that surround us, and the amazing experiences that we encounter or plan, provide memories that we can reflect on throughout our life.
The ability to let go - of people, items, and experiences is difficult. However, if we hold too tight and are unable to let go, we risk losing the opportunity to meet new people, and experience new adventures or release some of our possessions and bless others by helping to meet their needs.
Why is it hard to let go? Why do we hold on so tight?
- seeking affection,
- seeking fulfillment,
- encountering a misunderstanding with another,
- wanting to have what we were unable to as a child,
- wanting to give our children or loved ones the things they did not have growing up,
- seeking to fill our lives with things so we appear successful,
- seeking love,
- seeking satisfaction