Why do I cling to the blade that penetrates me? Perhaps to be sure it doesn't move anymore than it has. That the amount of damage I have sustained is hopefully just the right amount. That one more inch would destroy everything. That if I just stay right here forever I might be suffering, but I will survive. That my survival in this circumstance is preferable over the risk of something else. How could I afford to risk something else when I'm already so wounded? I better cling tighter, until I am ready to let go.
What are you holding on to? Is it time to let go?