Of recent, my dearest friend Derby, lost two of her friends in a row in tragic incidents.
She was devastated, but pretended to be fine. We have a huge age gap between us, but the love and understanding we share is quite deep. She had come all the way from Australia to meet me in India. And we had shared a life of love and joy in each others company in the couple of days we spent together. I call her my Blue ribbon. She left to USA, happily to meet her best friend, to meet her daughter and to attend an upcoming global business meeting, when this tragedy happened in her life.
During our regular online chat I could sense that she was not herself and I began to sense that she was not letting go the soul of her friend. It was a telepathy that was happening then between us. Tears ran down my cheeks as I sensed her pain and I told her that she must say goodbye to her closest friend, lest the soul of her friend will not depart.
She said that I was right. She was still not able to accept the fact that her friend had died in a hit and run car accident. It was becoming difficult for her to say good bye, for she feels the death was such a waste of a great personality.
I then suggested, cry out the grief aloud, light a candle, light an incense stick in memory of her friend, hold her hand, speak to her and bid her good bye, let go of her soul in peace.
She agreed to let go immediately; for it was becoming unbearable for her to bear the pain. We went offline. After a couple of hours of silence I felt she was feeling better.
How many of us are able to let go off the past bonding in life. Mostly unhappy moments of the past follow us like a shadow, consuming a majority of our thoughts, eating away into the present. It destabilizes us, depresses us, and stops us from thinking coherently.
One of my close relatives lost one of their gems of a son in a ship accident. He was a handsome young man, a perfect gentleman. Fifteen long years into the present, they still cry everyday over the loss. They have been holding him to them so close in heart day after day, never letting him go. Fifteen long years of pain and misery and they still do not wish to let him go, ever.
It calls upon ones will power to let go and come to terms with the hard realties of life. The earlier one can do this, the happier one can make ones present and future.
Causes Sumathi Mohan Supports
Child education, eradication of child labour and child marriages, promotion of education in slum areas. free thinking. MV Foundation, Hyderabad. CRY.