What you probably know, but don’t really put into practise, is that the longer you hold onto something, the heavier it becomes. That’s why it’s important to practise the art of letting go.
“Those who are war with others, are not a peace with themselves.” William Hazlitt.
The Art of Letting Go
Something we’re really good at is holding onto things, and what we struggle with, is putting things down. It can seem easier said that done, but if you can remember that the you’re only damaging yourself, and not really changing anything else, then you can then start to let go.
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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience.
As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it.
Should I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralysed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt, and if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralysed