The moment I hear the phrase, “let go“, I am taken back in time and am reminded of the movie Zindagi na Milegi Dobara where just before the sky dive, Hrithik Roshan tells Farhan Akhtar, “let go, Imran, just let it go!”
When I think about it, there it was letting go of the fear, yet it has very deep connotations and implications for all of us in our day-to-day lives,
no matter which part of the World we reside in,
no matter what religion we practice and
no matter what field or sector we are working in.
Day-in-day-out, we try to do best for ourselves and our loved ones whom we refer to as family or friends,
we try to be successful in whatever we do, be it personal or professional,
we try to have fun, which by the way was supposed to be a natural way of living, though we have found a way to make it hard enough to explore and practice,
we try to use our time to the best of our skills and capabilities, intending to get a better house, a better car, at times even the best breed of dog to be bred at home;
yet we see the life drifting away at a mindless pace, where we don’t even get the time to contemplate and realize that we are not gonna take everything that we are accumulating at this point in time, with us.
So, difficult it is to let go, be it our identities (religious, caste, creed etc.),
be it our set of possessions (a pair of trousers, gadgets etc.),
be it our so called loved ones, to the extent, that at times we tend to suffocate them supposedly for their own good, not realizing that we are in fact doing more harm than good, by imposing all the societal stuff,
Not realizing that not letting go, on the contrary, is
making us fret more,
get frustrated more,
get angry on a frequent basis,
become comparative and in turn jealous more often than not,
making us go through the consequences of bad health;
Yet we continue to do so, without stopping for a moment to give it a thought, whether it’s all worth it.
After all, the beautiful time that we have been bestowed with, in the form of human, do you think, it was supposed to do all the above?
Well even if you were to argue really hard in its favour, few might say, to some extent,
Yet you know, deep down in your hearts and minds, that it’s all a game that you have been taught to play by the society, which giving up right now is more of a challenge and fear, arising out of the conditioned insecurities.
The only question that you need to ask yourself is, do you consider yourself important enough (to the likes of Obama, Bill Gates etc.) to not let go?
For if it was not that, you would have by now, actually decided to let go. I guess, even they have, to some extent, that is! 😉
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