“Hold on tight” is what we say in the physical world. And somehow it has become part of our mental world, too. It seems natural for many people, myself included. But when you let go, even just a little bit you’ll find that there’s room for more. True, some of the things you’ve been holding on to will fall away and while that seems undesirable, you just might find that something even bigger and better can fill its place.
Think of what happens when we hold things tightly. They compress and no longer look or act as they once did. Releasing just a bit lets things breath. It gives them room for growth, and also makes room for something fresh and new. And who doesn’t like something new?