One of the things that stuck in my mind from the meeting today was the idea that we hang onto things for too long. We may hang onto a job that we really don't like hoping that it will improve. We may hang onto possessions that we no longer need, thinking that we might just need them someday. Or we might hang onto relationships hoping that they will eventually develop into the perfect friendship or love.
I don't know about you but I'm guilty of all of the above. I've held onto things because to change course would bring out feelings of abandonment, fear, and guilt. Hoping that things will be better is really like a fantasy. I can conjure up the perfect job and the perfect relationship but deep down I know that there is no such thing. Sometimes it's just easier to think about the fantasy than to act. To take action means that I have to leave the safe place that I think I'm in. I have to be honest and admit to my fears, yet trust in my HP that by taking action, I am moving forward and will have spiritual guidance along the way.
I know that I want to do some house cleaning and not hold onto something or someone because of the comfort that I hope will come again. I simply don't know that I'm any closer to taking action than I was a month or so ago. The fear of the unknown has me blocked and uncertainly is holding me back. My hope is that by working through Step 5, I'll have a clearer understanding of what I really want to do.