Letting Go-The Mind Makes Its Choice

Letting Go-The Mind Makes Its Choice

Letting go – It’s not been too hard for me. Over the years I’ve learnt to let go of a lot of things – relationships that were not meant to be, people with whom I did not share a chemistry, objects that began to assume the form of meaningless, desires that started to morph into parasites.

If you’re thinking it’s a result of some spiritual attainment, you’re wrong. When something unfavourable comes my way, I’ve always learnt to let go. May be because I don’t want to be hurt; may be because letting go creates a shield to help me protect myself.



But then there are certain things that the mind cheats itself of letting go. Sitting in a faraway land with barely a few people that I know, letting go of the people, the house which became a home, family, friends – it’s no easy task. I know I can always reach out to whatever I need from back there whenever I want. It’s a matter of a few more tens of thousands of kilometers, but certainly not unreachable. Yet this letting go doesn’t seem to mean the same as the others that are more connected with protecting the self.

As I sit down to pen this piece, I begin to realize that letting go plays such an integral role in helping the mind stay positive. In the words of energy therapists, letting go is more about cutting off the energy that one passes on to an unpleasant memory. The memory never dies, but pretty much moves into the back of the shelf where you rarely ever reach out to. And one fine day when that memory shows up, it’s probably gone so old that the stench of the unpleasant feeling barely lingers – at the most it may be as painful as a pin prick.

May be that’s why letting go of happy memories never works, because there’s always hope lingering. And that’s the driving force.


Keerthana Venkatesh


Keerthana Venkatesh
Keerthana Venkatesh

Keerthana Venkatesh’s passion for writing has helped her chart her professional life with a gamut of industries in the last 10+ years. She has worked with some of the biggest brands of media across a variety of subjects, including business and technology. She also helped Myntra.com establish its content process when it was moving into B2C play. She currently manages the global marketing communications for iRunway Inc., a technology consulting firm specializing in patent analysis, licensing and litigation. Keerthana’s passion for writing and her journalistic streak recently took wings when she helped author a book, "The God In The Boardroom". The book includes a set of 13 interviews with leaders of India Inc. and showcases the driving force behind their passion to take their companies to greater heights. An avid traveller, Keerthana is also an alternative energy therapist who thrives on the idea of positivism. You can visualize these reflections in her blog wwww.thisshortstory.wordpress.com where she shares snippets of everyday life.

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Shrabanti Ray
Shrabanti Ray Posted on2:58 pm - Apr 26, 2018

Once you let go of your complexities..you embraced peace and poise.
Serenity and calmness befriends you.
Rewarding experience to have read your feelings and thoughts.
Way to go keerthana

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