Trapped by holding on
In the past, in some indigenous cultures around the world, they discovered an ingenious method for trapping the monkeys they loved to eat. They would hollow out a gourd, cut a small opening in the side, and then place a tasty treat inside. The monkey, being very bright, would quickly find the gourd and the opening, slip its hand inside and grasp the treasure. Once grasped though there was no letting go. However, with its hand made into a fist it was unable to remove it and as a result was prevented from escaping…and destined for the pot.
So, the question is, is there anything you’re clutching onto, unwilling to let go of, anything that fulfils a need in the moment but by grasping and holding on prevents you from having something that’s more important, such as being fully alive and truly living life, perhaps?
Pause, think it through. What could you let go of to allow something in that adds to your life instead of taking something away?