Monday, April 14, 2008

Total Surrender.

As I've mentioned before, I was then reading this great book by Paulo Coelho entitled "The Zahir". Finishing it is like breathing new air, for I can somehow relate to it and in one fell swoop, I found lessons worth- living.

Here's an excerpt from the book: About releasing everything that holds us back from living our lives; accepting the present and knowing the difference between the desires and needs of our hearts.

"That is why it is so important to let things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are."

It's like having a clean slate...getting back to square one. It is a step where most people dread of doing- starting over.

It is never easy nor will be. But one has to try or one will end up miserable than ever. Wallowing in pain is far more dangerous than drowning, for instead of instant death, you're living while dying.

We expect for people do. We always do. Even at the height of knowing we can't afford to, still we anticipate for it is a desire we keep. It is a want that we thought of having but does not necessarily need.

No one can ever tell you what to do; how and what to expect in life. Each step is made by your own feet...still, your life is too important to be wasted on desires that no longer fit.

Our desires....could make or break us.
Letting go is untying whatever cords binding us...from having that clean slate; getting back to square one...starting over.

1 comment:

aart hilal said...


I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

Have a nice day!