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.
“.. She had learnt of how staying happy could be turned into a choice. A shift in perspective, a tweaking of inner controls, a lesson in gratitude.”
“.. she had learnt the hard way to balance the worthiness of a thought with its practicality, with its compatibility with happiness. Her happiness. Their happiness.
She had learnt of how staying happy could be turned into a choice. A shift in perspective, a tweaking of inner controls, a lesson in gratitude.”
Saffron Fields & Silver Sands: Shadows & Tides
~ Journeys and Destinations ~
by: Jennifer M.
A beautifully worded piece of advice that came to me as a ray of sunshine to dispel unwarranted thoughts and feelings and remind me to try and keep control over my thoughts as much as I could.
And always choose to be happy. Because happiness is really a choice.
This is a passage from one of my favorite stories, one I go back to again and again, either to read it as a whole or to go over a few parts and chapters (which ends up with me going through the whole story most of the times if I’m being honest), because, writing and style aside, it’s a rich story, full of wisdom, life advice, as it touches topics and dilemmas that reflect struggles many of us face in our everyday lives, irrespective of where you’re from.
It gave me hope at one of the darkest times I’ve been through, and it continues to do so even today. I really hope it gets published again and for it to reach as many people as it possibly can.