An old outdated image of ourself and old ideas brings some of the most unhappy moments in life, everybody struggles with this. We can hang on to our outdated lifestyle to keep friends who think like us, or we can hang on to a job we dislike in order to have a big house and a high priced car. Old ideas become comfortable because they fit our way of thinking. We become complacent and narrow minded which closes the door to new options.
Let us not forget we are all part of nature which progresses through the stages of creation, flourishing, withering, and death. At any stage, old ways may be dying and new ideas may be waiting to arise. When we hinder this cycle, we stifle any progress by clinging to ideas that are no longer useful.
There is no value in hanging on to outdated ideas or things that need to be let go of? What are we clinging to? Something we know is wrong? Perhaps an outdated idea? Maybe negative thinking? Is someone holding us back? Whatever it is, let it go. Releasing the old gives us the opportunity to embrace the new. With the new comes a greater understanding of ourself and a chance to accept fresh ideas. Rev up, seek out bold new ideas, and discover something refreshing that inspires a change to the old thought process. Sometimes the old becomes the new by being rediscovered and updated. Life passes us up unless we update our thought process. Even a computer releases the old for new updates. Shouldn’t we be able to do the same?