Before we can live, a part of us has to die.

We have to let go of what could have been, how we should’ve acted and what we wish would have said differently.

We have to accept that we can’t change the past experiences, opinion of others at the moments in time or outcomes from their choices when we finally recognize the truth,

only then,

we will recognize the truth,

only then,

we will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of ourselves and others.

From this point,

we will be free.


  1. Baffledmum says:

    Very well said! After reading the title, I was wondering where this post would lead – I’m glad I took time to read it! ❀

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    1. Thank youuuu πŸ’“

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  2. Excellent, well stated!

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  3. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    hey, loved the pictures and the words even more🌺

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    1. Thank you sooo much πŸ’“


  4. Chiru says:

    Well said.. We often punish ourselves thinking about the past… Only when we let go the worst, we can lead the future…

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    1. Exactly my point! I’m happy there are people who get to understand me!! πŸ™ƒ Have a great week!!!

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      1. Chiru says:

        Thank you.. have a great week to you too


  5. Bryan Wagner says:

    Thank you for this. Letting go of all the conditioned opinions, thoughts, conclusions, and the false β€œI” leaves the most beautiful thing. We can see possibility and probabilities that were buried under conditioned self. We open to compassion for ourselves and others.
    Well said and written.
    Be well,

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    1. “What happens when people open their hearts?”
      “They get better.”
      -Norweigian Wood, Haruki Murakami


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  6. So beautifully said, it touched me πŸ™‚

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  7. Anand Bose says:

    Your narrative makes an interesting read. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. I’m glad that you appreciate my narrative. πŸ™‚ have a great week!


  8. Janine, I enjoyed reading this lovely poem. I totally agree that there are things we must put to rest before we can move forward, I look forward to reading more of your posts. All the best! Cheryl


  9. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wow. Lovely, and Truth. πŸ™‚


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