I woke this morning with these thoughts, we crave things we don't have in life and grasp onto things we do have. Most of us will be guilty of this at some point in our life. The reality is by doing this we never really get what we want, all this does is cause us suffering.
We become obsessed with pampering our own needs, building ourselves a safe haven by trying to get all those things we desire and yet locking ourselves away from those things that we fear. Sadly the reality is we can never lock ourselves away from pain and suffering, life includes these things at certain times and we waste so much time trying to intend to avoid them. Some of us build our little palaces, we chase pleasure and try to keep up with the Jones's.
The thing is if we grasp something for too long or too tightly, your hand will begin to ache, what seemed like pleasure has become a bit painful. While you were busy grasping, you were not able to use your hands for anything else. Imagine the opportunities you may of lost because your hand was so busy focusing on grasping something so tightly.
Imagine for one minute what would happen if you released your grasp, open your hand, the object will still be there, you have not lost it, you can put it down and pick it back up, it is still there. There is no need to grasp anything, the tighter you hold on to it, the more suffering it causes both to you and whatever it is you are grasping hold of. Hold it loosely...set it free...and in doing so you free yourself.
Have a beautiful day xx