The long and short of it all.....

The long and short of it all
depends on how long you
take to let things go.

You can choose you hold on to things
that worry and upset you or you can
choose to let them go and move on.
Holding on to past hurt and pain can
Have a negative impact on the future.

We all carry different burdens,
Each one of us having walked our
Own unique path through life.
Letting go will mean different things
to different people but it will have
a very similar affect that of being 
able to move forward unhindered.

There are times in our lives when 
we just have to knuckle down 
and do things. 
It might not be something we enjoy
doing but it needs to be done. 
How we let it affect the way we 
continue to live our lives 
there after is up to us.

Let me share with you a very old story 
of two monks, one an old and wise monk 
and the other a much younger monk. 

It is a  called “The Pretty Lady.”

Once upon a time, a big monk and a little monk were travelling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river.
There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn’t cross the river. The big monk offered to carry the pretty lady across the river on his back. The lady accepted.
The little monk was shocked by the move of the big monk. “How can big disciple brother carry a lady when we are supposed to avoid all intimacy with females?” thought the little monk. 
But he kept quiet.
The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small monk followed unhappily. When they crossed the river, the big monk put the lady down and they parted ways with her.
All along the way for several miles, the little monk was very unhappy with the act of the big monk. He was making up all kinds of accusations about the big monk in his head. This got him madder and madder. But he still kept quiet. And the big monk had no inclination to explain his situation.
Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk could not stand it any further, he burst out angrily at the big monk. “How can you claim yourself a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female, especially when she is very pretty? All your teachings to me make you a big hypocrite.”
The big monk looked surprised and said, “I had put down the pretty lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her along?”

Once something has been done it cannot be undone. 
Nothing you do afterwards can change the fact it is done 
but you can decide to make short of it and let go 
or you can allow it to eat away at you for a long time.
The choice is yours.

Let's Live

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