Thursday, April 27, 2006

Letting go....

Was having a random discussion with a very good friend yesterday who was talking about some personal experiences and the discussion left me with some very interesting thots....something thats relevant to all of us.....random yet penning down nevertheless....


Let go..

Its amazing how these two words have the power to grab our lives in such a strong way and nearly strangle the life out!

Its not about trust, honestly, positivity etc etc....the success of a happy today...is in the ability of letting go the "yesterday"...

Doesn't matter how good or bad ur past has been....either ways...we need to LET GO....break the chains and move ahead.....everytime u try to walk with a lease on your leg...u will walk awhile and then fall...keep falling till u break the leash off!

Unfortunately most of us prefer falling rather than breaking this lease off....

The most beautiful form of existence is that which is absolute--which is here now, today for the moment.....no matter how great your past has been....with no comparisons and references to any time other than today....

And although people often talk about letting go off the bad aspects of the past...I believe its even more important to let go off the good aspects of your past....to be able to really live....

Its the happiness in your past that doesn't let you accept the sadness today...coz u feel you own happiness

Its the success in past that don't let u accept your failures today--coz u feel ur capable of better

Its the adventures in past that don't let you enjoy the stillness in your life today--coz u believe that life without adventure is death

Its the goodness in all the people you loved in the past that doesn't let you accept the faults in the people who you love today--coz u believe that faults cannot be loved

Its all great times with your best friends of the past that doesn't let you accept fights with your friends of today--coz u believe that you deserve better

Its your love in the past that doesn't let you accept your partner today.....coz u believe u can never feel the same way again

Its only when you let go off your past that you will have space to let in your present--Unless you fully let in your present-- it will never be your past---its a cycle....and letting go is the key.

Its only if the sun sets every evening that it can rise anew every morning....

41 Comments:

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Boldnbeautiful said...

Dhinchak Dinchak

Again me first, me first heh eh

Now lemmi read peacefully :)

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Boldnbeautiful said...

Yeah a beautiful post.

As per I have seen many of them cling to bad past than good one.

But I agree with u, Good or bad let it go, but let the lesson, moral be with u always so that u dont make same mistake again & again.

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Anoop said...

A thought provoking post...there are so many who hold onto the good memories and loose focus with the present....we learn from our past experiences and then invoke them in our present...
will keep dropping in!

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger rebel_on_loose said...

"Its only if the sun sets every evening that it can rise anew every morning...."
Certainly a beautiful and thought provoking post.
V simply cannot carry old baggages along.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Mr. J said...

Wow, this one sure is neat. 'Let Go' It sums up to just one thing, not to have any baggage. Past is done with, so forget it and move on, looking ahead. Kinda hard practically, but it keeps us going.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Has to be me said...

What a lovely post Ekta! And such beautiful words to go with it. Awesome!

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Just A Human said...

I agree with most of what you said ...

My perspective:
Why to let go the good aspects of life, rather we stop relating it to current aspects of life. Store the good ones learn from the current ones and build a better future.
"Okay, I had good friends; these ones are better than the ones which I might have got."

Letting go everything will not always be an appropriate solution.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Contented said...

To let go isn't to forget, not think about, or ignore.
Letting go is accepting.
To let go is to cherish memories, but to overcome and move on.
It is learning,experiencing and growing.
Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving.
To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, cry and grow.
To let go is to open a door, and to clear a path and to set yourself free.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Psyche said...

Lovely post...

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Hey !!!

Thanx for stopping by :)

But letting go is so hard ... v v v hard

and if we know we're gonna let go , what belief in commitments will we have when we make them ?

nice style of writing

c ya

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Sudeep said...

wow tht was awesome... this would have been hard to digest if it had not been put as simple as here

Unfortunately most of us prefer falling rather than breaking this lease off
so so true

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger Sudarshan said...

Beautiful post..pure brilliance!!! Makes you think..undoubtedly one of the best posts I've come across in blogworld!!!:-)

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Yashita said...

hey this was really beautiful post...loved it, absolutely!!

let go! yes, only two words and they hold so much power!!but if letting go was only this simple...

these words really made me think...

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger White Forest said...

"Doesn't matter how good or bad ur past has been....either ways...we need to LET GO...."

This is so true...

Lovely post!
I guess if everyone practically lets go stuff...we can increase the avg happiness by a large amount :D

 
At 7:01 AM, Blogger Aroop M Cherian said...

Nice post, like the flow of thought:) specially the point u made on letting go of even the good things in life. I guess we carry around too much of extra baggage of the past along with us. Forces us to lead lives bearing the extra weight !

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

Its only if the sun sets every evening that it can rise anew every morning.... Yes thats called Dawn :)

An awesome post...amazing to read from u..:)
Cheers

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Suji said...

Well said Ekta! What you said is so true. And you put it across so beautifully.

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

nice pic u got here....love this kind......the post absolutely true.....'let go'......just another two words......but mean so much.....two words so easy to say to someone......but how difficult to actually follow tht......tc byee

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger lil _kath said...

..what a lovely post dear! yeah, "letting go" maybe easy to say but soo hard to do ;(

..."it's the success in the past that don't let u accept the sadness today..coz u feel u own happiness".

..So we must let go off the past and accept the present..look forward to the future and enjoy while were at it..
...that's the best.


-kathy-

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Pri said...

tht is soo very true...n u wouldent believe how well some ppl could actually relate to it *smiles*..
but thn sometimes we do know tht "lettin go" is the best thing to do...n so we do let go...but can it ever be 100%...
how does one let go of the memories, the sweet moments we hold dear, the times we treasured...its true tht clingin on to thm makes the present seem miserable...but do we really wanna let go of thm...
do watch "eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" if u get the time...:)ul'l know wht i mean ...

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

thats pretty heavy - I've been seeing this since so long here.. 10 days :P
... makes me introspective :|

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Curious said...

some things r easier said than done..and i guess these two words- 'LET GO' will top that list!...nice post BTW.

 
At 1:28 AM, Blogger Maya Cassis said...

beautiful take on life:))

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

OMAHGOSH Ekta! A very beautiful post! The best from u so far..I love it! U have written it in a very profound way and every sentence leaves one spellbound...thanks alot!


Some of my fav lines...

**the success of a happy today...is in the ability of letting go the "yesterday"...

so true...I used to be so clingy..now I dun think abt yday, I just enjoy today...it's so much better now.


**The most beautiful form of existence is that which is absolute--which is here now, today for the moment

Spot on! Live in the moment. Thinking abt the good/bad that happened yday kills this very moment and oscures the beauty of this moment...


**believe its even more important to let go off the good aspects of your past....to be able to really live....

ur spot on again Ekta! We have to let go of the bad and THE GOOD too...cos otherwise we keep comparing and that brings heart break. Its hard to do but we can achieve it if we try.


**Its all great times with your best friends of the past that doesn't let you accept fights with your friends of today--coz u believe that you deserve better


yes u r right again. ppl always compare old friends and cant seem to appreciate what u have now...


Let go, live and let live...my motto for life.

Keshi.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger sathya said...

thats a real nice way of putting things.
i have been following ur blog for quite some tim . came here ffrom
bharat's blog
u rock!!

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger karmic_jay said...

Some call it 'letting go' aka 'moving on'. Good post

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Mr. J said...

uuummm, sleeping kya?

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Raj said...

nice :)

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Shikha said...

If letting go was easy,life would have been so beautiful:)..but i guess we can do it

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Boldnbeautiful said...

Sweety u Want to let go this Blog too Kya?

Oh noooooooooooo, Dont let go this. let this be forever so that we are connected :)

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Patient Portnoy said...

Beautiful...

Two words that have meant a lot to me too

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Mr. J said...

Hey, just remembered, on a holiday in India.. right? Uhh have a nice time.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger 4WD said...

That's a nice post. Though I wonder why people can't let go. My sensei once told me that we're not really attached to the other person (that we can't let go of). We're just attached to the idea that we're with the other person. I dunno if it makes sense here... i'm not my sensei :)

been a while, though. Hello.

 
At 2:04 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

hmm ekta where ru ? hope ur all rt ..tcc

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Nabeel said...

letting go is very difficult my friend .. easy said than done .. and the compliexity depends on the situation ..

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger ishita said...

y in d world didn't i read this earlier?!!...u wrote words i sooo needed to hear for the past month...!...it's like ur post mirrored a lot of stuff i needed to really think about and understand...and for that m thankful to u ekta....

honest i am...and yet again the last comment by nabeel is what is also echoing in my mind...

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger Nitika said...

wow grt post....thought provoking..beautifully written

u said it all in one post teh basic of life
'let go'....so true n so hard as well..

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Couldnt agree with this more:
Its the happiness in your past that doesn't let you accept the sadness today...coz u feel you own happiness


But its really difficult to "Let Go" ... its one those easier-said-than-done types statement!

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Boldnbeautiful said...

R U in bangalore, Holidaying?

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

bold:-Thx bold and well yes thats the point--to hold on to the lesson u learn but let go off the past per se!

Anoop:-Thx for dropping and welcome!

Me:- Thx dude and yes baggage is the right word...msot of us consider only bad memories as baggage but fact is good memories are as much of baggage as bad ones!

Has to be me:- Thx dear!

Just Human:- Welcome to the blog an thx for dropping by!.
Though I agree with you on not letting go off the past but to stop to stopm relating it to present--in reality in my experience its even more difficult than letting go...coz if its in your head comparisons will always happen!

Contended:- *Letting go is accepting*
I couldnt have said it better myself...thats the moot point--acceptance of the past..whatever it has been and learning to move on!

psyche:- Thx dear!

Deepa:- Thx deepa...and I agree...its a lot easier said than done!
But letting go isnt with reference to commitments...of course if uv made commitments u keep them till whatever time it takes...however everyone has a past and a lot of times we are unable to fully accept and enjoy our present coz we keep holding onto our past...and thats where the letting go aspect comes in!

Sudeep:- Thx Sudeep!...Guess its a small thing which most of us experience but somehow never realise till it actually starts hurting us!

Sudarshan:- Hah!..thx dude...gald u liked the post!Though am still unable to logon to ur blog!!

Yashita:- Thx yashita...guess some truths in life are so simple and yet so difficult for us to understand..strange isnt it!

White:- Agree with you 100% white..its often our comparisons with all the good things that have happened in our past that make it difficult for us to accept a different present today!

Aroop:-*Forces us to lead lives bearing the extra weight ! *
Exactly my sentiments--its exactly this baggage which pulls us down in being able to enjoy and handle our present and accept it completely!

Dawn:- Thx dear..thx for the lovely comment!:-)

Suji:- Thx suji--happy to hear most other people feel the same way and can relate to the post!

Jackal:- Hey yes...thats the point exactly..even though they'r so easy to say..they one of the most difficult things to implement!

lil:- Yes yes...sigh!..if only life was so easy!

Pri:- Hey pri..thx..will defi try and get my hands on the movie..but ur right even I dont have the answer to how much % one needs to let go...just that sometimes we recah a stage when we realise ourselves its time to let go and move on and at that time u know what is the bets thing to do!

Ashish:- Well yes dude..have been outta india last week and hence the post has been on for 10 days...u will see an update soon!

Curious:- Agree with you absolutely--whoever said life was easy!

Maya:- Thx girl!

Keshi:- Thx keshi and muahhs to u for the lovely comment!...Somehow I know that this is something we all experience and struggle with but often find ourselves so caught with our past that it almost end up overtaking our present!.....Guess we all have our "aha" moments sometimes and probably this was one of mine!!

Sathya:- Thx a ton sathya and welcome to the blog!....

Karmic:- Thx karmic--whatever name u call it..guess it all about taking the next step forward!

Raj:- Thx :-))

Shikha:- Well like I said..its probably one of the most difficult things to do!...

Bold:- Hey sweets...no ya...been on a 1 week vacation to India and hence no blog!...so am back now and will be posting soon...keep hopping by!..

Patient:- Thx patient and terribly sorry cldnt catch up with u last week in blore...it was absolutely crazy!!!...hope to cathc up when am there next though!

Me:- yes yes...1 week chutti na!...am back now though!

4wd:- Hmmm interesting thot--thoughur right...often when we have been in love with someone...over time the love actually fades...however we continue to hold on to the feeling of having been in love once...!

Jackal:- hey..thx so much for asking...perfectly fine...just been on a chutti to india and back today!

Nabeel:- Bang on!..But thats the irony of the situation..all important things in life are always difficult!!

Ishita:- Hey ishita...am soo glad u liked the post and could relate to it..hugggsss to u...hope its had helped u in some way!!

Nitika:- Thx nitika..!:-))

Cheesy:- I guess most of us agree with this fact--its definately easier said than done..but thats true for most things in life which help make our lives better--the key is to understand and accept this truth and to keep trying to make it work!

Bold:- Yes dear--was in blore last week...back now!:-)

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Khushi said...

WOW!!! really profound :)

 

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