Hold On Loosely
Thank you for joining us for the fourth installment in our Emotional Intelligence Series.
Today, we are talking about holding on too tightly in our relationships. Some of us struggle with the ones we love and at relationships at work and it makes us press even harder to get good feelings back.
You can’t change another person. The only way to growth is to change yourself.
The key to flowing with life is to let go of your grip so its not so tight.
Take water for example. If you take water in your hands, and try to hold on to it, it falls right through your fingers. However, if you loosen your grip on water, cradle it, and support it from underneath, it stays in your hands.
Our relationships are no different. We love, we care, and we hold on too tight at times because we want to be right and get others to do what we want them to do.
However, life will only move and flow again when we loosen our grip and offer support.
As I’m writing this blog post, I’m reminded of the 80’s hit by 38 Special….Hold on loosely, but don’t let go. If you cling too tightly, you’re gonna lose control.
All resistance ends when one side stops pressing.
So remember, to get your relationships flowing again, hold on a little less, let go of a little control, and offer support and love instead.
Things will move swiftly again.