17th February, 2023
ਆਗਾਹਾ ਕੂ ਤ੍ਰਾਘਿ ਪਿਛਾ ਫੇਰਿ ਨ ਮੁਹਡੜਾ (ਅੰਗ ੧੦੯੬)
Agaha ku traang piccha pher na muhadharha (ang 1096)
Agaha – future
Traang – look forward
Piccha – behind, past
Pher na – don’t turn
Muhadharha – face
Look forward to a better future, don’t keep turning your face to the unpleasant past.
A motivational speaker went on the stage to adress the audience about an important lesson on depression.
He brought about a large trash can and dumped all the smelly contents on the stage.
The audience was shocked, wondering “why he’s doing all this?”
After a while he asked the audience “How many of you are still hurt by something that happened in the past and you’re not able to get over it?”
Most people int he audience raised their hands.
“Would anyone want some of this trash to take back home?”
All the hands went down.
“Now I want you to remember the next time you’re sitting down brooding over the trash that has happened in your life, stop dumping the can all over your life!
Certain incidents and mishaps that have happened, can’t be undone. You can sit and cry over them, but they are not coming back.
They shouldn’t have happened to you, it’s sad blah blah! Get over it. You’re dying of self-pity but not everyone is crying for you.
The past is like the trash that needs to be thrown out.
There is a lot in your future that you’re missing out because of holding too strongly to your past.
The next time, your past troubles you, think of this trash I have littered all over the place. If you don’t like it here, don’t dump it in your head either.
Move on, have a great life!”
Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.
One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go, whether it is love, greed, anger, guilt, loss or betrayal.
Change is never easy, we fight to hold on & we fight to let go.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
Let go, move on & stay blessed forever.