Use a Light Touch

Too tight of a grip on anything stifles movement, figuratively and literally

Nothing is static

The Universe is in a constant state of motion. Change is inevitable and ongoing. No matter how hard you try to hold onto any given moment it WILL pass.

A light touch is more effective

There are several reasons why intangibles should also be held with a light touch.

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How do you loosen your grip?

In fencing, I can show you how the light touch totally changes your game. I can recognize a death-grip just by watching how another fighter reacts to a beat against their blade. It’s always gratifying, when I explain this, to see the relief when the pain of holding the blade too tightly abates with the light touch.

Loosen up or let go

Many of the things you hold tightly to are things you do not desire to let go of. Material or immaterial, that thing you are gripping might mean a great deal to you. Letting go could feel like a betrayal, a loss, admitting failure, or any number of negatives.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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