Today is a special day: Diwali, according to the Hindu calendar.
A day which has traditionally symbolizes the arrival of knowledge and letting go of ignorance.
A day where you can get enlightened if we let go of our past.
Letting go means to accept each and every moment as a divine blessing, acknowledging our intuition as direct instruction from the divine, catching our ego from going into a guilt trip and being conscious and mindful of every thought we have: then everything becomes calm and joyful. Nothing will touch you.
Let there be divine light of knowledge in everyone's life. Those are my prayers for everyone.
This journey of life has only one meaning. Letting go. Letting go of the past, the ego, the physical body, emotional attachment to articles, position and possessions; and, of course, any expectations of the future.
All our fears are rooted on one or more of the above components, frequently in combination too.
Today we will read about the past and how we can let go of the past. Subsequent blogs will attempt to tackle the other components.
When we are stuck in the past we fear that something that has happened in the past is going to happen again. As if the past is stuck to us as a leech and it is literally sucking our blood away. However if the past is just a leech, then we can easily just grab it and throw it away, cast it away where it belongs, under our foot to be trampled and killed.
The past was the past, it does not belong in the present. That is what mindfulness is all about.
Yet, I constantly hear people saying that they can't let go of the past, because, of course, it happened. The emotional attachment to the event, be it the trauma that they faced, an abuse that they felt, listened, watched or heard has, as if, left such an indelible effect on them that it just cannot be effaced.
We can and should apply our body, mind and intellect equipment to let go of the past. Sometimes we need a helping hand that is all.
Some tricks of the trade of letting go are listed as under. Let us utilize each component of our divine equipment
Just Be YourSelf!