Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Forgive & Forget

Life is short. With an average age of around 70 years of which a good 25 odd years spent in sleep and resting, we have hardly 40-45 years of waking time. If one takes off the time spent in childhood pranks and old age sickness, one hardly has 20-25 years of productive time. This is just too short to be wasted on undesirable pursuits and practices..

When we feel hurt and remember hurt, we are only re-living the experience over and over again. And when we hope, pray or plan to hurt others or take revenge, we are going through the same pain again. Anger is like carrying a burning coal in your hand with an intent of throwing it at others. You are only hurting yourself.

Instead, if you can ignore, forgive and forget, you are instantly releived of the burden and find instant peace. It gives you more time for productive pursuits, ideating or creating things that bring joy to yourself and others around you. It creates a positive image about you and makes you irresistable in the eyes of others.

Think of children and this is what distinguishes them from adults. They have no ego and forgive easily. This is what makes them so lovable and endearing to us. So do yourself a big favour - start forgiving and forgetting from this moment onwards. The past traits and image will fall off immediately and you will reap the benefits form this instance onwards. Enjoy Life !!

1 comment:

Vijay V said...

This message made me to remember me the great sayings from ancient Indian:
"There are no mistakes. Only lessons".

If we have this mentality towards problems in our lives, then our life will always be beautiful...

Nice Blog Sir.