This is a riff from my imperfect memory (oops!) on something Andy Warhol once said:
I've found that to be absolutely axiomatic.
It's so true though, isn't it? I thought about this after posting my latest thoughts on ACT and reading your comments on creative hopelessness.
When I really Want something (eg. healing, happiness, opportunity, etc.), I grasp it too tightly, and poof, it slips out from my hands like a bar of soap! But when I stop Wanting, I am able to hold my hopes more lightly, in balance, and actually give them a fighting chance...