In the end, (only) three things matter:
- How much you loved,
- How gently you lived,
- And how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
It’s a quote often credited to Buddha, but it had also been argued fake, and that it’s actually based on a quote from Jack Kornfield.
But who said it aside. I can’t help but connect and admire the content. Especially with me being at a point in my life where I feel stuck, and defeated by past experiences, thoughtless words, and indecision about the future. This quote provided me with somewhat of a clarity and reminded me of the things that really mattered to me, but somehow got sidelined because of the all chaos that my mind had become; And that is to be kind and loving, even when it’s not necessarily reciprocated, because that’s a reflection of who I AM, and how people perceive it or react to is, is a reflection of who they are.
And finally, to know my worth and value, and not give importance to baseless opinions of people who didn’t show the curtesy to ask and inform themselves before spouting baseless, uncalled for and hurtful words.
This was supposed to be me just sharing a quote that I like, but I guess I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t go on a tangent there, now would I ? :p
Have a wonderful week everyone.