I have two children — ages 9 and 11. I love them dearly but they have been known to not play so nicely with one another on occasion. What I find really fascinating is how they can be at each other's throat one minute and then playing peacefully together the next minute.
They have mastered the art of letting go. They don't hold grudges.
As we get older, I think we unlearn this habit and it isn't healthy. As example, I'd like to ask you to grab a pen. Now squeeze it as tightly as you can for a minute. At the end of the minute slowly begin to loosen your grip. It feels wonderful, doesn't it?
The real question, of course, is this: What else in your life are you holding on to? Are you squeezing on to a prized, physical possession (e.g. a car or a house); a personal relationship; or even an idea about yourself?
Now, think about letting that object go. Is it really as important or vital as you think it is? What would happen if you now really let it go?
The answer might surprise you because it could result in greater happiness.