“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.”
The first time I read The Zahir by Paulo Coelho I was going through a terrible breakup, as I read this quote my heart became a little bit lighter. My favourite Author Paulo Coelho knows just how to shape and mould words to speak to my heart. You still think you are reading a story book while you are actually making your way through a few life lessons that is relevant to most people.
This quote was immediately copied and pasted on my bedside table, when the nights became long and lonely I would read the quote and start dreaming about the future. These words helped me to stop looking in the past and start looking into the future and all the incredible possibilities it holds. Now 7 years later while working though another break up an incredible friend of mine created this beautiful print for me to put up on my wall to remind me daily that it’s best to just let go.
My hope is that it can help someone as much as it has helped me to let go and stop looking back with a heavy heart. The future is full of amazing opportunities and as I've realize there are so many adventures life holds and incredible people to meet along the way. Life takes you where you need to be. Enjoy every moment as much as possible! You are where you are supposed to be right now!