Clinging is Suffering

I drove past LAX on the way to Hermosa Beach and a plane flew right over my head. The moment I saw this, I knew I’ve been holding onto something I’ve held onto for a long long time.

Sometimes we cling to things that we feel are right for us. We cling to career paths, to jobs, to people, to situations because it is part of our comfort zone as we feel it will bring us happiness and success.The Buddha calls one of the greatest forms of suffering to be “clinging,” and freeing ourselves of clinging means freeing ourselves from suffering. However, be gentle with yourself in the process.  Clinging is indeed a form of suffering because from it we cannot take flight. But once we dare to detach ourselves from things that hold us back, we truly can SOAR.