On loss

freedom-2053281_960_720There are no real losses in life. It is only our stubbornness to hold onto things that never belonged to us. Break the shackles and set yourself free. Slay your empty ego to clear the clutter you have amassed in vain. It is only blocking your way to a better, happier life. Embrace the darkness on the way, for it is only in darkness that you encounter your true self, without distractions.

Freedom

eagle-2054284_640Freedom from fear is the freedom
I claim for you my motherland!
Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your head,
breaking your back, blinding your eyes to the beckoning
call of the future;
Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewith
you fasten yourself in night’s stillness,
mistrusting the star that speaks of truth’s adventurous paths;
freedom from the anarchy of destiny
whole sails are weakly yielded to the blind uncertain winds,
and the helm to a hand ever rigid and cold as death.
Freedom from the insult of dwelling in a puppet’s world,
where movements are started through brainless wires,
repeated through mindless habits,
where figures wait with patience and obedience for the
master of show,
to be stirred into a mimicry of life.

Rabindranath Tagore