Whether it is a person you’re holding on to, a memory, or an object, it is never an easy move to make.
Have you ever held on to somebody, knowing that you are better off letting them go? So many relationships end up this way, especially first loves. I’ve been there, and I am guilty of holding on when I shouldn’t. Even when you know that it is for the best, you still cannot bring yourself to do it, no matter how hard you try.
How about an object? Something you feel close to. Something you have grown up with, that it is part of you. Perhaps the object is broken, or you have no use to it anymore – Why do we feel so guilty and alone when we try and part with it?
Perhaps you and your ex-partner broke up. You have photos of them on your phone, or in your photo albums – But can you find the courage to erase these photos? To throw them away? To start fresh? For some, this is an easy process – it is their way of dealing with such situations. For others, it becomes too much. It just isn’t easy to erase the past and move on.
There are many reasons, and many times in life where you are put in this difficult situation, and have to decide whether to keep holding on and hope for the best, or whether to finally let go and enter a new chapter in your life.
Sometimes, in order to move forward, we need to let go of the past. Parting with anything is a painful process, but sometimes it is the only way you can move forward with your life.
Letting go of something or someone doesn’t mean you are giving up, it just means that you are accepting that some things just cannot be, and you are ready for what the future brings.
I once read a quote – “Don’t let the past steal your future“. In many cases, holding on to something, no matter what it is, is holding you back from taking a step forward and reaching out to your future.
Life is too short to hold on to things that are keeping you from moving forward. Cherish the memories, start a new chapter in your life, and enjoy it whilst you can.