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Closing Cycles, Letting Go #WednesdayWisdom

Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness. Closing Cycles

I know I am a day late for my Wednesday Wisdom series post, but I am traveling right now, and going through a stressful time. As always, I am trying to stay calm by leaning on friends, family, and words of wisdom.

This particular passage titled Closing Cycles by Paulo Coelho touched my heart. I found it especially soothing at this time. How wonderful it is when we hear exactly the words we need to hear!

May you also enjoy and benefit from his sage advice.

Closing Cycles

by Paulo Coelho

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end.

If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.

Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave (in the past) the moments of life that have finished.

You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.

Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

Let things go.

Release them.

Detach yourself from them.

Stop turning on your Emotional Television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.

Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable

A habit is not a need.

This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles.

Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that ​​no longer fits your life.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Closing Cycles.

#WednesdayWisdom is a series with short bursts of easy-to-consume wisdom in the form of stories, quotes, anecdotes, and humor.

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3 Comments

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    Shalzmojo
    September 2, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Oh this was so beautiful Vidya. It’s common sense on so many levels. I wish I could declutter my life the way and move on to better things. Why must I hold and stay miserable while telling myself this is comfortable?

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    Ramya Abhinand
    September 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Letting go, a thought that may seem so easy, but often is the most difficult thing to do> for example we fail to let go that are kids have all grown up and not children any more. We hold on. So true.. we need to close chapters to reopen another. 🙂
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    G Angela
    September 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful post and yes so much of wisdom, like the word so Paul coehlo.. i like what you stated, habit is not a need:) so true we can always change the habits and relearn.

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