“Hooked on a feeling” ~ Blue Swede
Or, as defined by my dictionary
Feeling (n): an emotional reaction, emotional sensitivity
Have you felt something so strongly, so deeply and desperately that you can’t bear to let it go? What are you scared will happen if you do?
The thing is, the really important thing is, you have to. You have to let go. Otherwise how can you ever experience, ever feel, anything else, anything new? Lust, desire, love… all such strong emotions. Yet hate can be as strong as love. Malice, jealousy, the desire to quash someone…all as gripping, all as obsessive. Do you want to hold that, feel that, forever? If you’re so desperate to hang on to something then it will just become stale in your hands and your heart, and you will never experience the joy something fresh.
So it’s ok to let go, to relinquish your grip. More than ok, it’s better. Because once you create that space, there is so much more to feel.
Our emotions don’t fill up. We don’t ever get full; we are not like a tape or a floppy disc or a memory stick. Our capacity to feel is infinite beyond the scope of the Cloud. We can always experience anew the scent of fresh flowers or feel warm rain on our skin. There is always someone new, something new, to love, no matter how hard our hearts have been shattered in the past.
So open your hands, open your heart. Stop holding on and see how many more amazing feelings come your way.