Letting go….

What made me post this entry today is beacause I was deeply touched by the love story that I read yesterday, it’s not because the stories are related but it’s all about letting go…read on:

“There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back into the forest. He sniffed the apples and smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood , but they were beautiful, and when the other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter. He admired his new possessions proudly as he wandered the jungle. They glistened red in the sun, and seemed perfect to him. He became so attached to them, that he didn’t even notice his hunger at first.A fruit tree reminded him, but he felt the apples in his hands. He couldn’t bear to set them down to reach for the fruit. In fact, he couldn’t relax, either, if he was to defend his apples. A proud, but less happy monkey continued to walk along the forest trails. The apples became heavier, and the poor little monkey thought about leaving them behind. He was tired, hungry, and he couldn’t climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. What if he just let go?

Letting go of such valuable things seemed crazy, but what else could he do? He was so tired. Seeing the next fruit tree, and smelling it’s fruit was enough. He dropped the wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again. “

Like that little monkey, we sometimes carry things that seem too valuable to let go. A man carries an image of himself as ” productive” – carries it like a shiny wooden apple. But in reality, his busyness leaves him tired, and hungry for a better life. Still, letting go seems crazy. Even his worries are sacred apples – they prove he’s “doing everything he can .” He holds onto them compulsively. Sometimes we thik that letting go of someone/something we dearly love will be unbearable, we close our senses to many beautiful things that surrounds us, we forgot the people who cared so much to us, we did not noticed million of oppurtunities since we think that our happines was only for that thing/person. Letting go of someone/something we valued so much doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, we must have to move on and welcome the new opportunities that are coming our way, who knows the one we lose might be replaced with someone/something that beyond our imagination and can shower us with more blessings and worldly paradise.

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  1. Love this post, thanks.

    What I have come to realize lately is that people and things walk into our lives for a reason–to teach us something about ourselves. Once that object or person becomes a heavy burden (i.e. a wooden apple) it means the lesson is learnt and you have to let go. Our loved ones are never too heavy to carry around with us.

  2. thanks. I consider this an advice to me.

    anyway, i learned now to go on with my life and soon be married if the sched will become final.

    thanks again

  3. sui

    an advice for me…hehehe,

  4. SEL, advance congratulation…may you have a happy and blessful married life. 🙂
    Magical, thanks..I will answer your tag tomorrow..promise!
    Sui, EXACTLY! hahah…i wish u all the luck!

  5. giving up something with value is really one of the hardest thing to do… its part of the law of nature, a cycle – GIVING and RECEIVING… giving up something, and later you can have something in return..

  6. What a wonderful description of how we cling to things that we think we need until the pain of holding on gets so big. It is in the letting go that we find ourselves!




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