One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
In my senior year of high school, I was working at a dealership washing cars. For some reason, I asked them to give me a shot as a salesman for a shift. What happened was I sold two cars in one day and they offered me the position. After a while I decided I didn’t want the job and so I told the manager I’d contracted HIV from having unprotected sex. It was only half true but I’d been feeling sick and somehow convinced myself I was really dying. I remember I sat in my boss’ office, the both of us crying. Later than night he calls my dad and says ‘I’m sorry your son has HIV.’ It was terrible.