Saturday, July 30, 2016

Let us not be a prisoner of our past

There are people around us – or should I say most of us are prisoners of our past, living each day with the memories of miseries we endured at some point in time in our yester years. To many, living a nightmare life is taking a heavy toll of their health and happiness – sometimes finally ending in a suicide or becoming a criminal to avenge. 

We all have our bad and good days since childhood. I mostly read people coming from tougher backgrounds, hard life and then finally doing good and settling down for a full life ahead.

But most of the people are not willing to forget their difficult life or even prepared to forgive those who made their lives miserable. Some even continue to blame their parents for robbing them of their innocence for they could not afford them a better living or for not protecting them from the wrongs at the hands of the bad.

Though it takes real guts to forgive and forget, we should still try our best to forget the bad and tough days and start forgiving those who were unfair to us. If we do not do that, we will continue to be a prisoner of our past and would never have a happy life ever.

Nelson Mandela, when leaving the prison after spending 27 long years of his life in there recalls: “As I walked out of the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I did not leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

This is how great men are born – not living in the prison of their past. Please ponder over it!!

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