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Live in Present

Live in Present

சென்றதினி மீளாது மூடரே! நீர்
எப்போதும் சென்றதையே சிந்தை செய்து
கொன்றழிக்கும் கவலையெனும் குழியில் வீழ்ந்து
குமையாதீர்! சென்றதனைக் குறித்தல் வேண்டாம்.
இன்று புதிதாய்ப் பிறந்தோம் என்று நீவிர்
எண்ணமதைத் திண்ணமுற இசைத்துக் கொண்டு
தின்று விளையாடி யின்புற்றிருந்து வாழ்வீர்;
தீமையெலாம் அழிந்துபோம், திரும்பி வாரா.
- பாரதியார்
Meaning (just summary):
Forget thinking about the past and worrying yourselves. Think you are born again today in this new year (or like new year). Assume all bad things have been destroyed and will not come again. Let us look towards happy future

Regrets have absolute no life value and only anchor you to your past and serve as obstacles to experiencing life in the present, moment to moment, second to second. You can not change the past and you can not control nor predict the future, all you have is the here and now. Just like when I posted this story and as I sit here posting this edit. I am here mentally, emotionally and physically. It is where life happens.

You are not immortal, most people don't care what happens to you. Very few who do care are worth their weight in gold

In life you’re basically by yourself and often need to rely on the kindness of strangers when things go wrong.

Practicing forgiveness on everything and everyone who have hurt our soul should be the way of life. By this way, we are saving ourselves from pain, and we can move on.

They say a smart man learns from his mistakes and while that may be true, the wise man learns from others mistakes. Truer words have never been spoken.

Let go and Move On

Life is about living in the present moment. Carrying around past hurts, holding onto resentments is worst. Wisdom is to "Move On". "Forget or Forgive if you are hurt".

Two monks were traveling together. They have to cross a river. They saw a young beautiful woman struggling to cross, needing some help. The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman.
The monk with a wisdom picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on with his journey. It was troubling the other monk and after some time, he asked, “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how could you then carry that woman on your shoulders?”.
The monk with real wisdom replied, “Brother, I set her down on the other side of the river, why are you still carrying her?”

"Do not Hold anything, But Let go". Let go of, what doesn’t serve us anymore. Concentrate on the present moment. Because ‘now’ is all we will ever have.
‘Let go’ of frustration with our lives.
‘Let go’ of things which cause stress.
‘Let go’ of Anger and bitterness.
‘Let go’ of painful relationships and memories.

Wisdom is to tell us, what is correct for the situation. Rule is to avoid certain acts. But there are exceptions to rule. Same time, exceptions can not be misused. That is where difference between person with knowledge & wisdom and pure knowledge.

Wisdom is to tell us, what we should remember and what we should forget. Lessons should be remembered, not hatred/vengeance. Because holding hatred/anger, hurts you, not the wrong doer. Past can be remembered as a lesson for future. But, not to hurt you.

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