Moments of perfection in our lives, whether a life-changing sunset or an unforgettable kiss, are often intruded by a common thought: “I wish this moment could last forever.” Though it’s natural to want to hold on to the things that bring us peace, joy or wonder, true enjoyment is hindered when we cling to the desire for things to remain as they are. Clinging, unlike healthy desire, involves gripping, forcing, and resisting. It brings tension, stress and heartache, prohibiting us from fully experiencing and appreciating life. But we can cultivate acceptance and appreciation for the present moment by focusing on clinging less and loving more.
In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I explain the distinction between healthy desire and clinging, and guide you in identifying what that associated tension feels like in your body and mind. I suggest a practice of softening and shifting focus to love and appreciation, creating space for more magic moments, an increased sense of love and a deeper sense of gratitude in our daily lives.