#FEW MOMENTS OF LETTING GO
A book by kavita
Is it important to suffer to gain deeper insights into one’s own character?
Is love a strong centripetal force that runs life.
Is it possible to evolve and move to higher dimensions of life without accepting both pleasure and pain equally?
Does the path to seek oneself lie in letting go?
These are few questions that Maya Dewan is looking answers for. Maybe somewhere we all are looking at such answers.
Life happens to us in fragments. Every phase brings a different level of understanding. It is easier to let go of grudges if someone dies but it is hard to do the same if someone walks out of our life.
How is it possible that external factors govern our happiness to such an extent that we seize to live our own lives.
Few moments of letting go, though is a journey of a woman who walks through her life struggling with various situations life throws at her face. The only resolve she has is that of never giving up.
A broken marriage, a failed relationship, demanding job and ups and downs with friends from day to day life and snapshots of soul wrenching love, it seems to be a travelogue of every woman bringing in pain, pleasure, bondage and finally liberation.
Maya Dewan represents an urban woman who is not ready to confine and settle for lesser than she deserves.
The setting of the story is in Delhi and parts of Mumbai, showcasing the complexities of various characters that entangle with each other in life. It brings out the fact that while dipping in life suddenly a moment of serendipity can bring in fresh air from whereon a restless soul learns to live and not only exist in this world.
Few moments of letting go is a story of love, lust, friendship that we cannot escape yet we need to learn to let them go when they are done with. Like one of the characters in the book says “We all have a pervert side to us, Maya, a side that we never show to anyone else.” Nothing in this world is permanent and every sensitive soul deserves few moments where it can wash itself from all the baggage, and heal in those few moments
“Residual emotions are even more dangerous than the actual ones. Just as actual hatred is less harmful than residual and latent hatred. Latent emotions have a strong ability to destroy from the inside.”
Sadly most of the people in this world never know what love is because they are stuck to one experience and carry it all their lives. They just believe in controlling the force and ruin each other in the name of love. On the contrary Love is what Mira felt for Krishna. Love is when you learn to let go of ‘I’. It is like sharing a dream. Every part of the dream is not beautiful, yet the feeling of sharing makes it lovely. When you endure pain you shed some tears. Every tear makes your heart more fertile, more receptive to the universal pain. Pain is again the language of the universe, just as much as love is. The heart that does not learn to bear pain in silence can never learn to rejoice in love. There is a language with which you connect to the universe. Love reveals itself the best in the pain it leaves behind. There is nothing that you want and can ask for but won’t get. Tears are just a cleansing mechanism so that you can make space for love again and let go
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