A Time To Let Go And Move On

As we approach the final leg of 2023, there’s much to look forward to! It’s the festive time of the year and many of us will reunite with our friends and family who return to India from abroad, in celebration and solidarity! There will be invites galore – Lagans, Navjotes, engagements, and just get-togethers to spend quality time with those we love and care for.

The year-ending is also interspersed with moments, especially those when we get a little time to ourselves, where we look at the year gone by and realize there’s not been much progress on some of the things we set out to do, at the start of the year. Some of these goals, we can add to our next year’s bucket list… some not. And similarly, there are regrets or hurt or anger, which we hold on to for years together

But be it unfulfilled goals of the year, or longer-standing emotional misgivings, we have to learn to move on. The wise do it of their own volition – they make peace with the situation and emerge less scathed. The not-so-wise continue the struggle within, letting the negativity gnaw away at their happiness.

A criteria setting the wise apart is their innate comprehension and appreciation for the present – the Now – and their real-time responses to various situations. Many make a blunder of their present because they are unable to deal graciously with their past catching up to them. Or worse, they’re too busy clutching on to the controls of a future which is yet to come. These are the drama queens and kings, who make it unpleasant for themselves and all those around them.

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to simply let go and move on? Let go – not just of that which doesn’t serve us anymore, but also of that which doesn’t resonate with our present. And move on, coz like the saying goes, ‘If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling back!’

Have a good weekend!

– Anahita



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