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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Letting go

I should let it go…
I should let the past stay in the past.

Perhaps it is time for me to understand…

We all have a history. Everyone we meet carries a baggage of their own. I must admit the content of that baggage is important. That the past in every one of us makes a contribution towards shaping our future. But… that is where we learn. That is how we mature and become better people.

When does the past stop becoming a contribution and more a hindrance towards what can be?

There are a lot of things I wish I can understand better. But I cannot. Simply because I lack the experience that gives complete and true understanding. That is why I struggle. That is why I hold back. If you cannot understand, how can you believe beyond a reasonable doubt?

I have struggled for so long…
It is time to let go.

We all try our very best. We do what we can at the moment and hope for the best. And if things do not go the way we want them to, we move on. No regrets. Moving on does not make us a bad person. It does not make us a lesser person. We are all merely surviving.

When the past comes back to haunt us and stops us from moving forward… that is when we know it is time to let go of the past. I, too, am merely surviving. I may not truly understand but I do want a better future… with you.

Perhaps, sometimes, we do not need to understand. We just need to have faith.

And I do.


  • At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Heres a nice example. A man needs to cross the river to get to where he wants to go. There is a boat there and he uses it to get accross. So on the other side of the river does he take the boat with him? If he does, it will just slow him down. The boat has served its purpose of getting him accross the river and he doesn't need it anymore. He doesn't stay there and ponder about it and leaves without the boat.
    It's not merely survival but to get to the destination. It doesn't matter where you came from or the roughness of the journey. Some people may have had it easier than others, some not so easy. What matters is where you end up.


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