Letting Go (& Accepting the Divine Within). ~ Sonal Dighe

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Letting go is the simplest, hardest, yet one of the most important lessons to learn in life.

Without that, one will never be able to let go of this material body and world.

The body is mortal; the relationships are manmade. The emotions are of the body, but the soul is everlasting, shashwat.

The pretty clothes, jewelry, riches, power, fame and name are all for the body—the rented apartment that the soul stays in while it is away from its true home (the Almighty). It is one’s decision to make this rented apartment a house or a home. Not with the pretty clothes, jewelry, riches, power, fame and name, but with purity of thought and sincerity in deed.

It is easy to physically injure another body, but it is one’s own soul that takes the blow, that also gets injured.

The purity it had while being a part of the divine is lost each time one tries to go farther and farther into its material form. It is important to love oneself and another, love from the soul not from the body.

The body may express love as a birthday gift, a great night in bed, a beautiful palace or a fast car. The intent is not owned by the body though, the intent of the action comes from the soul and the expression of love is pure only when the soul remains pure.

It is important to accept.

Even the “abnormal” ones, the ones who stammer, the ones who limp, couples who are childless, mothers who are single, women who aren’t pretty, students who are not great at anything—just accept them. Accept even the ones who don’t believe in the soul and in divinity, they have faith in their beliefs after all.

Everyone has a soul, too, and so they are also a part of the divine just like us. Thus you and they are the same. They just have a different rented apartment from you because they (their soul) has had a different journey to travel.

Accept them therefore for what they are, and not for what you want them to be.

Accept yourself. Accept not just the body, but also the soul.

The soul’s rented apartment needs to be kept clean, and safe, and secure (some place to feel comfortable in and to come back to each day).

Do everything you can to keep your apartment so.

Scold the kid if it really needs to be scolded. Tell someone to stop if they smoke in your face and you can’t bear it. Stand up and fight for what you believe in.

Never give up. Never say die.

The soul never dies.

The journey of the soul starts from the point it splits from the divine, not from the point it was physically conceived.

And it ends, not at the time when the body is destroyed but when it reunites with the divine. The soul keeps wandering from one house to another until it is ready to reunite.

One (body) will never know when this journey of the soul is about to end. It may end after journeying through 10 bodies, or it may not end after moving through a million.

So, when your soul is with this body, try to take care of the soul, too. Who knows, it might be your turn next.

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Sonal Dighe

I’m Sonal Dighe. I’m a Computer Engineer by profession who doesn’t know how and why she became one but took six long years to find doing something I love at work and has thankfully not had to look back since! As a kid I always had a hard time expressing myself verbally, either due to shyness or lack of a fancy vocabulary or due to being ridiculed for thinking differently (and even thinking for that matter). That’s probably what got me to start writing as a teenager. The writing can be quite sporadic and may suffer from writer’s blocks often, but when I can and when I want to, I write even if it sounds like trash in my head or even if it might be too “off the track” for others. Usually a couple of times worth proofreading helps to fix things in such situations. Eventually, it has come to writing about anything and everything I’ve felt like—spirituality, workplace discrimination, food recipes, social and political events, and so on. Even my profession and life require me to not express myself freely and so writing is one of those very few things in life I do just for the love of it.

 

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anonymous Sep 18, 2014 11:48am

Nice article. Seems very similar to what I may have read somewhere else.. I can't agree on the "abnormal" section though, because I mean, what is "normal"? And the sentence regarding "the kid" should not be referred to as an "it".

    anonymous Oct 2, 2014 9:29pm

    Hi Marie,
    Thank you for your comments. The usage of "it" is simply to stay away from using the feminine or masculine gender, and the term "abnormal" is to state what you felt – that what exaclty is the definition of abnormal? No one ought to decide a person' normalcy based on certain factors!
    Sonal

anonymous Jan 16, 2014 1:29pm

Thank you, this is beautiful. I will be looking for more from you, because it helps us all. Helps me love the guy next to me, helps me love myself,

anonymous Jan 12, 2014 6:52pm

Well said thoughts with a lot of meaning … keep writing …

anonymous Dec 14, 2013 11:03pm

Thoughts of your article can make one think positively. Love you dear.

anonymous Dec 13, 2013 11:47pm

Why “never say die”? I feel dead and have felt this way for a long time.

anonymous Dec 13, 2013 10:40pm

Such brilliant timing, thanks for the reminder – I needed this right now! Much love!

anonymous Dec 13, 2013 8:11pm

Sonal, my friend, this is absolutely wonderful. xoxo

anonymous Dec 13, 2013 6:01pm

Just so beautiful! This article was food for my soul. Please keep writing often! xo, Laura

anonymous Dec 13, 2013 5:26pm

Love this!