As emotional beings, when our heart strings are attached to someone or something, it can feel like a great act of courage to leave it. We may even simply settle to avoid such pain and later question where we find most joy.
One reason we may stay attached is because we almost flirt with the idea that true happiness is not available for us. We feel as though we are benefitting ourself by avoiding the pain of change. On the other hand, we yearn to fulfill our desire for relationships that are healing. In the end, most of us will follow this intuition because deep within ourselves we know that we deserve to be happy despite what moment we are immersed in. First, though, we may need to summon the courage to move forward from what no longer serves us.
While we may feel lost at first, the alignment we will later feel will help us realize how much energy we were giving away from settling into what does not serve us. We learn that the disentangling only brings us closer to the happiness we deserve, to what actually serves us.