Monday, January 31, 2011

Learn to Let Go

Let me tell you a small story. A man at a restaurant said a hilarious joke and everyone present there laughed aloud. After 5 minutes this man cracked the same joke and then a few people laughed, and he cracked it 4 more times until the point no one laughed at the joke. This man was very wise, smiled and told everyone “ If you cannot laugh at the same joke again and again, why do you cry about the same thing again and again? “. Every person present there had a smile of enlightenment on their faces.

Everyone knows the fact I have mentioned here, only we forget this in our everyday lives. We must learn to let our past be past, only learn from those mistakes and move ahead. Don’t keep grudges, anger, mistakes in your head, learn to let go. It is truly not worth wasting space in your mind with these meaningless things. Letting go off the past and moving on will only ensure a happier you.


King said...

Well, although that story sounds plausible in theory, I believe it is misleading and incorrect. First is the difference between positive and negative feelings of a person. This obviously shows how people are affected more by dismal and unwanted feelings than the other joyous ones. My second statement is that we do not laugh at the same joke because it is repetitive and is meant to serve an entertainment; however a hardship in life, whatever you may believe, is considered to be on a much more gravitational scale.

Nonetheless, I commend you for the theme you are trying to convey; it made me chuckle a little.

Jessica M said...

A powerful message ringing with truth. Our past can either be a teacher or a stumbling block. If we can only take the wisdom of what we learn during our experiences, leave the rest behind, and stay in the present moment (for that is where true reality is), we'd be more productive and more at peace.

Brandon said...

Good story. I think it applies, despite what King wrote, which makes sense in a way but I'm not sure I agree with. I think the point is that the punchline brings us into the present moment, like satori of a sort, while mulling over more "gravitational" negative things has us stuck in past or future, fictions of the mind. The story teaches us to be in the moment, which is never repetative.