I absolutely detested the phrase “if you love something let it go. It it was truly yours it will return to you. If not it was never yours in the first place.” Oh yes I really detested that phrase. Fought, kicked and yelled against whatever truth existed within those words..
So I had to experience first hand the amount of ‘control’ what ever I was holding onto had on me. I did eventually realise that if I really let go – without any expectation of a return or benefit to me – I would find gold. Ultimately there was a growth lesson for me and sometimes – the objects of my previous attention came back to me even better than before. Othertimes what was not serving my growth fell away. AND all is well;-)