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Lessons in letting go!

*JUST DROP*

Once a Crow, holding on to a piece of meat was flying to a place to sit & eat peacefully…

However, a flock of Eagles who were flying nearby started chasing it. The crow became scared & anxious. It started flying higher and higher, yet the much stronger eagles were after the poor crow.

Just then “Garuda” saw the plight and pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked:

“What’s wrong, dear? You seem to be very “disturbed” and in terrible “stress”?”..

The crow cried “Look at these eagles!! They are after me – to kill me”.

Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke “Oh my friend!! They are not after you to kill you!! In fact, they are after that piece of meat that you are holding tightly in your beak”. Just drop it and see what happens.

The crow followed the advice of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and lo & behold..
All the eagles in a mad rush flew towards the falling meat.

Garuda smiled and said “The Pain is only till you hold on to it” Just Drop” it & release the “Pain”..

The crow just bowed and said “Thank You for your wise advice.. I dropped this piece of meat & now, I can fly even higher without tension..”

*There is a message in this story for all of us :*

1. People carry the huge burden called “Ego,” which creates a false identity about oneself, like – ” I am so & so, I should be loved, I need to be respected, I need to be invited.. etc… ..
_Just Drop_ – this silly “Ego” & assumption about yourself & see what happens..

2. People get irritated instantly by “others actions or words” .. It could be anyone – friend, parents, children, colleagues, spouse etc….. and instantly the sparks of Anger get ignited & one starts fuming ..
_Just Drop…._ this senseless “negative feeling” & see what happens..

3. People compare themselves with others.. in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and get disturbed & insecure…
forgetting the fact that We must be grateful with what we have … ..”
_Just Drop_…- these silly comparisons, negative emotions & see what happens..

Some people are attached in a negative way to their jobs, their material possessions, their dear ones..which creates more harm than good..

_Just Drop_..detach yourself.. drop the burden of attachment & see what happens..

Probably, that’s the reason why in temples ash (vibuthi) is given to devotees – To constantly remind us.. we are nothing but dust.

*_We have risen from the Dust & unto Dust we shall return.._*

Stories from India


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The letting go



Every person we meet has a story to tell
In there is an understanding that one life is not more important than the other.
Every life has a reason to be.
Life is unique in the way it unfolds
We may never know what the next moment entails
The questions that arise in the living
Are meant to ignite a thought for a reason..

A few lines I wrote on nature perhaps can be mentioned here in this context as well.
Nature has many learnings for us to imbibe
When mountains form it creates its valleys too
Sometimes higher the mountains the deeper its valleys and
What we see from the top of the mountain and what we see from the valley may differ
Both perspectives may exist in the course of life and living
It all depends on where one is moving in the journey of life
Sometimes we find ourselves in depths of despair
And at times in the pinnacle of pleasure.
Both are transient as change is the only constant.
To acknowledge it and move on is hardest to do
For even though we may forgive how can we forget
But the sooner we reckon that life cannot stand still
The faster the recovery, for much is in the awareness…
Love and hate exists side by side
Fear and freedom are in the same moment
Courage comes as a saviour
In the deepest of suffering.
To every question that life throws up in the living
Every Life has its own answers to find in the living.
The trick is in trusting life to give the answers one seeks in its own way.
In between what we choose to let go
And what we choose to hold on
We create our own life in the living.

Savvy


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On Letting Go

“To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content.” – Confucius

What is so difficult about the letting go?

Is it the fear of not being able to have it again when you need it most?

Or is it about the holding on to memories that were?

Or is it the attachment to things that is most difficult to release?

When we realize how dispensable we are and how transient is our being…

We will begin to see the world with a fresh pair of eyes.

We will know, nothing is given

Neither our lives nor our nature

Every manifestation must evolve

To another state in the flow

Then we may perhaps be able

To accept letting go as part of the flow!

Savvy


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Let Go…

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Learn to live for this moment.
Do not take the residue with u.
Let it pass, You just carry on.
Another moment is there to live and let go.
The residue comes with us as happy and sad memories of the past and most of our life we dwell and chew on them and act accordingly.

Observe life with detachment, with the understanding that nothing is permanent.
Change is the nature of the universe, so that the cycle continues.
The atoms in the whole universe keep on changing, what you experience is also gone along with that.
Then why burden the self with all the memories, just let it go.
Feel and experience the new atoms with each changing moment.
Feel light as there is no burden You are carrying.
The more you carry, the more dense and tense you become.
Leave it.
Lighter you become and it will help you to see the light of liberation.

A few reflections from my mothers’ writings.