Hold On or Let Go?

Holding on to something familiar makes you feel safe. There is nothing at all wrong with that. You are a human being and that is what humans do, both physically and emotionally.

When you're little you literally cling to your parents. As you get a little bigger you may cling to a familiar blanket or toy to manage anxiety in an unfamiliar situation.

Then you hold on to familiar ideas. In kindergarten, my son and one of his friends almost came to blows when one claimed that the tooth fairy was really Mom.

You may even have been told how wrong it would be to give up this belief. You are afraid of not belonging — of being excluded from your friends or family if you give up some old belief.

Furthermore, you suspect that you will feel strange and uncomfortable without your belief (or memory or object or hope.)

Then you watch your favorite media which also reminds you of how important it is to keep holding on. You feel even more anxious about letting go.

The truth is that learning to let go opens you to new growth and possibilities and actually relieves that anxiety.  Use the tools in this book to help you experience the joy and freedom that comes with this new skill.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 56 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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