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“Death is not the greatest loss in life.

The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we are alive.”

-Norman Cousins

As I am getting older, I’ve started accepting the fact that at times we just need to let go. Let go of the wishful thinking, the emptiness, the self-inflicted pain and the habit of brooding over the things that we could never have. As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. Having reached the point where life demands attention towards issues other than my personal interests, I realize that not everyone is born to merely live for themselves. Walking down the frequently trodden path of history, I see bliss on the faces of people. The people who became immortal, for they removed their focus from their immediate surroundings and lay it on the bigger picture. What is it that made these people eternal in the pages of history? Was it their love for self? NO. They are celebrated because they decided to live for others. They served a bigger purpose and that is what made them heroes.

No doubt we all have come across millions of stories of suicide. While reflecting over the reasons that led them to quit life, we find that even though most of the problems are grave, they are not the issues that could not have been solved or let go. Perhaps they needed to hear from someone else that life is way bigger than their problems. They should have let go. For no problem can possibly be serious enough to make you pay the price with your life.

Life is like a test paper, where not a single person in history has ever scored 100%. It is a test that you can never be too well prepared for. Where there will be mistakes, disappointments, failure, grief, physical pain, emotional pain and countless other kinds of pain, there would also be a silver lining. However, at times you may have to strain your eyes to see it. For there would also be surprises, success, happiness, beauty and magic.

Losing one’s family member at a tender age, struggling for expected academic excellence, being bullied by peers at school, toxic relationships, these are the most common losses that the young mass faces. However, measuring them on a scale would be unavailing. Since every individual has a different level of sensitivity and maturity. The good news is that with time, the puzzle starts solving itself. So, what changes with time? The situations or our reactions? It is the later. No teacher is finer or supreme than EXPERIENCE. The loss that inflicted tremendous pain a couple of years back, may make you even laugh now. For you will realize that it was not worth all the fretting and crying. That is another beautiful aspect of life. As you get to witness higher problems faced by the humanity, you would feel ashamed of breaking down for petty reasons. With age, comes wisdom.

Embrace whatever comes your way. Life is a challenge. Accept it with pride and live a remarkable life. It is all about experiencing, creating, sharing and serving your purpose for the benefit of humanity. Never cease to believe in the supreme power.And no matter what losses you may have to endure, never let the human in you die.

Cheers to life!


About SK Rajeshwari

I am an incurable bibliophile, dreamer, writer, poet and connoisseur of all things beautiful. This blog 'My Cosmos' is my first love and nothing pleases me more than constructive feedback for my write-ups. My second love is books. I am an insatiable and roly-poly bookworm. Books teach me how to explore the world inside me and the ones that are outcomes of someone else's unadulterated imagination. What beautifies my existence is the endless walk I enjoy putting on those shoes of imagination. Step into my world, feel my poems and allow your wandering soul to be hypnotized by the fragrance of the captivating manifestations of my dreams, experiences and imagination. Allow this feeling to creep into your being and let your nerves speak the language of beauty and artistry. Bienvenido :)

Posted on August 25, 2016, in Self-help. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Dr Purna Chandra Sahoo

    Really a master piece. Very matured thinking. Nobody has any right to quit life. It has to be lived to the fullest. Pleasure and pain,loss and gain are all part of life

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  2. Very well articulated post. A motivational read indeed. Yes life is all about moving ahead rather than sticking and thinking on past events.
    The last paragraph is ultimate. A must read for everyone. Fantastic work. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the read 🙂


  4. A beautiful read. As life progresses, innocence fades away and maturity takes its place. A lot of factors influence the maturity of a person. Parenting & education are the two most important of them. If these two are right, then a person can go through the rough tides without losing himself. N life itself is a great teacher.
    The way you have scripted it shows the maturity in you. Kudos.. keep writing..looking fr more n more from u 🙂
    Without wax

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