Enter Generic Statement Here –>> “Change happens, accept it or not”
If everything we touch and experience in our life time is temporal, why do we hold on to things like it is a survival requirement? The needs and wants start to pile in here, ” I need that shirt, I need that car, I need that girl/guy in my life, I can’t live with out ____”. We are born and raised with the basic human needs of touch, love, nutrition, breath, and rest and slowly our minds evolve to greater more thought to be ‘important things’ that take over our primary focus for fundamental survival needs, like chasing labels and material possessions.
Once we chase down a goal in life such as a partner, house, or job it becomes an almost new appendage that we show off to the world with pride and use it as a reflection of status and self worth. This is where things start to get skewed. We begin to operate as the sum of our possessions, and our ‘things’ start to leads us through life.
If you are now starting to feel guilty for having such passion for the material world, you are missing the point. It is completely okay to have goals for worldly possessions, but please monitor your motives. Are you in a place where life crumbles when you don’t get what you want, or even worse; what is your reaction when this special something is taken from you? Most people collapse in despair and feel that they won’t be okay again until it is returned back into their life (shake your head, you will be more than okay without it).
If you are starting to relate to any of these feelings it is time to start the practice of cutting the cord, letting go. Reach for a place where you can accept the time you had and trust that better experiences will come, where more learning and joy will take place in the near future. When we drag around and pamper our attachments we leave no invitation for better experiences to come. This leaves us all in the dreaded comfort zone where little to no growth to takes place.
What do you need to let go of?