Few days back while browsing on internet I came across the below story which stretches on importance of letting go of past…..
“Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds.
But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, whether good or bad, the bird picked up a stone from the ground. Every day she sorted out her stones, laughed remembering joyful events, and cried remembering the sad ones.
A bird always took the stones with her, whether she was flying in the sky or walking on the earth, she never forgot about them. The years have passed, and free bird got a lot of stones, but she still kept on sorting them, remembering the past. It was becoming more and more difficult to fly, and one day a bird was unable to do this.
The bird that was free some time ago, could not walk on the earth, she was unable to make a move by her own. She could not catch midges anymore; only rare rain gave her the necessary moisture. But a bird bravely endured all the hardships, guarding her precious memories.
After some time a bird died of the starvation and thirst. And only a pitiful bunch of worthless stones reminded of her for a long time.”
Over past one year or so I had to go through a few painful days and still I am leaving under the burden of the past hurtful memories which I feel the need to give up but I am not able to…..I hope I am able to let go of the hurt and move ahead and make a new start in life soon……..
In the end I remember this quote I had heard somewhere
“Forgiving someone may cost you your pride, not forgiving them will cost you your freedom”