Let It Go
Let things come and go. Don't let anything disturb your peace. Life's not perfect. Some loose ends may never get trimmed up and tidied. If it doesn't agree with your spirit let it go. We cannot move forward if we allow the past to pull us back. I am strong enough to forgive. If it’s history, let it be history. To create emptiness in your heart, let it go with love and fill it with infinite love. You want to be happy? you should first learn how to let it go. Don’t resist. Accept it to create memories, and then let it go.
A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side.
The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman.
Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on his journey.The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just happened. After rejoining his companion, he was speechless, and an hour passed without a word between them.
Two more hours passed, then three, finally the younger monk could contain himself any longer, and blurted out “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how could you then carry that woman on your shoulders?”
The older monk looked at him and replied, “Brother, I set her down on the other side of the river, why are you still carrying her?”
This simple story has a beautiful message about living in the present moment. How often do we carry around past hurts, holding onto resentments when the only person we are really hurting is ourselves.
We all go through times in life when other people say things or behave in a way that is hurtful towards us. We can chose to ruminate over past actions or events, but it will ultimately weigh us down and sap our energy.
Instead we can choose to let go of what doesn’t serve us anymore and concentrate on the present moment. Until we can find a level of peace and happiness in the present circumstances of our lives, we will never be content, because ‘now’ is all we will ever have.
Put The Glass Down:
A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, "How much do you think this glass weighs?"
50 gms!.... 100 gms!' 125 gms….the students answered.
"I really don't know unless I weigh it," said the professor, "but, my question is…what would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?"
“Nothing" the students said.
"Ok! What would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?" the professor asked.
“Your arm would begin to ache," said one of the students.
“You're right. Now what would happen if I held it for a day?"
“Your arm could go numb. You might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!" ventured another student and all the students laughed.
"Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?" asked the professor.
"No…" the students said.
"Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?" The students were puzzled.
"Put the glass down!" said one of the students.
"Exactly!" said the professor. "Life's problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything."
"It's important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life. But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to have trust in HIM and to put them down at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue and any challenge that comes your way!"
So, as it becomes time for you to leave office today. Remember friend to PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY and have tranquility by putting trust in HIM.
He it is who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they might have more faith added to their faith.
Tranquility is sign of strong faith while worries and stress is sign of weak faith. Tell to your mind every day before you go to sleep.
Soul that is at rest is satisfied.
Return to your Lord well-pleased with Him and well-pleasing Him.
So, enter among My servants and enter into my Paradise.
By worrying so much, do not turn your life to hell. Good luck.
21OCT2018 - Ideal City Living Toronto - A Concept