Sunday, October 04, 2009

Burn your boat

The term burn your boat in crude terms means to take an irreversible decision.
Here are some interesting articles I want to share on the same. said and the para about about being afraid of "them" is exactly I keep saying! Liberating to read it!

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, and then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe .

Very true. Gandhiji also said something thing similar in his book The story of my experiments with truth :
"The freedom and joy that came to me after taking the vow had never been experienced before. Before the vow, I had been open to being overcome by temptation at any moment. Now the vow was a shield against the temptation."

Saturday, October 03, 2009

My best friend's wedding

I watched this movie recently but was disappointed by it.They call it a romantic comedy but if people like those can't get together after 9 long years, it's a tragedy.

Think about it

Though we do all we can to stay happy, I think deep down, we find comfort in pain also. We couldn't do without it forever.

Friday, October 02, 2009

To forgive is maybe right but to forget only divine

I have been pondering over this for quite some time now whenever I hear the two opposing views each held equally strongly. One says "I don't believe in forgetting even when I forgive" and another says "Do not forgive if you can't forget".
Which do I believe? Ideally it would be right to forget if you forgive and for a long time I disagreed with the former train of thoughts. But what about learning from your mistakes? When someone wrongs you, you try to learn to guard yourself not just against similar situations but also similar people sometimes. Forgiveness is releasing yourself and the other person from any hard feelings. But trust broken is not always reparable. After the hurt comes the anger and after that again hurt , finally culminating in peace when you don't feel anything much. At that stage it would be criminal to expect a person to forget that their trust had been broken and go back to the same situation. Trust is like the ship of a relationship. Once broken, its drowned forever. You can retrieve mementos to remember it by but you can't mend it. But does that mean that forgiveness itself is not possible sometimes or that one can't forget even after forgiving? I wonder still.