“From a failing relationship, to a limiting belief, once we let go our suffering ends”
It is actually an understanding that goes back thousands of years. The reason we struggle with it though, is because it’s often not until we reach the point – where we’re ready and prepared to let things go – do we begin to understand its wisdom and truth.
Once again it’s ignorance of our ignorance that’s holding us back. It’s reaching the point, where we’re actually prepared to accept that we know less than the sages of thousands of years ago, that’s important.
“Important, because when we do, we begin the process of enlightenment”
Those of us who desperately hold on to those things we either no longer need – or no longer need us – that suffer the greatest. We could even go as far as to say, holding on to a life, that’s no longer being lived, has a lot to do with suffering in old age.
We could say, holding on to life and not fully living it, creates suffering. This said, be cautious in what you choose to believe, living a full life, entails. Many of us would be surprised to learn how it’s our attitude of mind, that determines how we find happiness and fill our lives. Even more, would be surprised to learn how a little creativeness and purpose, improves the quality of life.
“And so, take a moment to think about what you own, what you want, what you crave, and what you hang on to that’s well past its expiry date”
Having realistic goals is positive and healthy; Our intention gives us the drive to move forward in life. However, remembering that everything has an expiry date, is important. Never hold on to that which has died. You will suffer as a result.