We acquire things in life. Material things (and emotional subjects) to be specific. Things like car, house, cloth, etcetra, ectcetra. We make friends too. These social relationships can lead to deeper emotional commitment such as boy/girl- friend, spouse,or children. We even develop affinity to abstract subjects such as religion, music, poetry.
Trouble is we get attached to things and can’t let go.
As human, we become attached to these things, relationships, or ideologies. Be it material goods, emotional anchors, or spiritual support, these attachments could give us pleasure while they last. But in our final moment, none of these attachments matter. All will cease to exist.
Recognizing this, holding on to these attachments will only cause negative emotions such as fear, greed, or anger. In the same vein, letting go of our attachments shed unnecessary burdens or pain and suffering.
Letting go represents an act of emotional maturity. Because it requires objectivity towards our emotional attachments which is very subjective. It is a focus area for me to work on and has been for a while.
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