When holding on becomes to painful, we often forgot we have the option to release. We only think about how painful it will be after letting go, while ignoring the current pain we are currently experiencing. It is important to remember while we are holding on the pain is indefinite. After letting go, healing can start. The wound cant start to heal, taking the pain with it.
It is almost embarrassing to admit for over three decades, I lived in fear. Even as fear strangled my dreams, my forward progress and even my healing, I would still cling to it. Fear was so familiar, it was cuddling up with a sharp sword.