The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open. In the same way a person can be chained to tree, a mind can be chained to an idea, an obsession, a person or worst – an assumption. But the assumption, like the tree, is not what you should blame. It’s just an object that is already there. Instead it’s the chains that is the problem. Why is it there? Who put those there? Why don’t you remove them? What’s stopping you from removing them?
Letting go of an obsession, idea, assumption, a pet or a person is not easy. But you always had the key to unlock the chains. You just need to find it and have the courage to use it.