All of us overthink about the things that have happened in the past and carry the burden with us?
Yes, everyone does that!
Okay Now comes the question “How to Let Go?” Or “How To Let Go Of The Past?”
Don’t panic! I’m here Just for that.
This is what we are going to cover in today’s topic and by the end of this your perception changes totally.
So, without any further delay let’s get into the story on “How To Let Go Of The Past?“.
How To Let Go Of The Past – A Buddhist Story:
Two Buddhist monks were on a journey.
One of them was the senior monk and the other was a junior monk.
During their journey they approached a raging river and on the riverbank stood a young lady.
She was clearly concerned about how she would get to the other side of the river without drowning.
The junior monk walked straight past her without giving it a thought and he crossed the river.
The senior monk however asked whether she needed any help and then picked up the woman and carried her across the river.
He placed her down on the other bank of the river.
The lady thanked the senior monk for helping her to cross the river.
They parted their ways and the two monks continued with their journey.
As the journey went on, the senior monk could see some concern on the junior monks mind.
He asked the junior monk “what was wrong?”.
The junior monk replied “how could you carry her like that you know we can’t touch women it’s against our way of life”.
And the senior monk gave a smile and answered “I left the woman at the river’s edge long way back why are you still carrying her?”.
The junior monk realised his mistake and learnt a lesson and asked senior monk to apolozize him.
The senior monk accepted the apologies of the junior monk.
And they went on with their journey.
The senior monk had broken rules but for good reason.
Once the purpose was fulfilled he put her down and continued on.
He never gave it a further thought.
The junior monk however didn’t touch the woman but he had brought up the action of the senior monk when it was an action of the past.
Therefore the junior monk was carrying the burden of what the senior monk had done as an emotional baggage throughout his journey.
In life we have very little use for past experiences. except of learning whether it is good or bad.
And just like in this Buddhist monk story,
We need to let go of any burden the past has placed on us.
It’s happened, it’s over.
It cannot be changed by any means.
We can only move forward and create a more compelling future for ourselves.
If you hang on to something which happened in the past, It gives you suffering every time you relive it.
You think about it and you will get the same suffering over and over again.
Which will create a cycle of suffering for yourself.
The only way to get past it is to actually let go of the past and story worrying about the things that are already happened or things that are out of your control.
So stop worrying and let go of the past and just see how it changes your peace of mind and your well-being.
That way you can concentrate fully on your present to make it beautiful and live life to the fullest.
So that’s it for today, See you again in another blog post.