Perhaps because we are all fond of our memories and detest change, I’ve always tried to figure out why it is so hard to let go? Let go of old habits, past hurts, fading fond memories? Why is it so difficult to demolish these old bridges and move forward???
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
Perhaps we hold on to illusions of what we think is “right.” We can’t move forward if we are stuck in a misconception of reality. And what causes us to distort our perceived perception of truth.
The older we get the more difficult it becomes to welcome change. I see it at work, I see it with my mom and definitely I saw this with dad.
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
― C. JoyBell C.
What baffles the mind is why people hold on to things which create and cause only pain?