Let’s reflect on the types of things we’ve been holding onto, and what causes us to hold on.

I’m going to give a list of some of the things we hold onto, with some examples of reasons … this isn’t a complete list, but some common examples:

These are just some examples, but you can see a pattern of the fantasies we’re holding onto, and the harm they cause us. Some other examples: having things comfortable, succeeding, being good at something, having others recognize how great we are, having certainty, having a great body. These are fantasies, and we hold tightly to them, causing ourselves and others pain.

Letting go allows us to be free of that pain, allows us to find peace, be flexible, stop struggling so much. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the effort.