Thinking about the onset of the colder darker months always depresses me a little. I love the spring and summer the light nights and walks in the warmth of the sun.
It made me wonder about my ability to let go, in a number of the Buddhas teachings he talks of suffering due to our inability to let go of the things that we get pleasure from.
I'm afraid I'm guilty of this, I find letting go one of my biggest flaws. I cling to the things I enjoy, and sure enough when they go or change as inevitably they will it does cause me to suffer.
So I understand the principle how do I change though? As much as I try I enjoy what I enjoy and feel awful when it goes. I try to say oh well it's time to move on, but this seldom works.
It then makes me wonder if any one is any different, can people let go of the things that pleasure them without any emotion or suffering. How then does the Buddha expect people to move on. And how do we get past clinging to the past.