An Enchanting and Enlightening Read: The Forty Rules of Love.

Just finished reading a book “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak. It has many beautiful sentences which appealed to me. Today I shall write and give you my interpretation on one such set of sentences.

Life is a sequence of births and deaths. Moments are born and moments die. For new experiences to come to light, old ones need to wither away.

What a beautiful thought. We always link the words birth and death to the physical state of our being. But applying them to moments gives them a whole new meaning. Moments all have a finite duration as the name suggests. We can keep them in our memories forever if we choose. I personally feel we must treasure moments which are dear to us, but in a compartment at the back of the mind to be accessed when one needs to feel good or be reminded of better times. Holding on to memories of moments in forefront puts us in danger of living too much in the past and ruining our present in the bargain. Everything has a shelf life, including moments and memories. We need to accept that fact and be present in the present.

Regarding experiences, what I understood from the above lines, we need to create new and varied ones for ourselves. It’s only through experiences that we will grow. That’s why the saying, “We grow through, what we go through”. But important to remember to try newer experiences, otherwise we shall become stagnant. Don’t recycle your experiences, they will not give you a different outcome. Comfort yes, change in outcome…NO That’s why unless the old experience dies, the new one cannot take birth. Once the experience has taught us what we need to learn, we must let it go and move on to the next chapter.

I would love to hear what the readers think. Please feel free to add your comments in the thread with your take on it etc. Would make for an interesting read not just for myself but others who embrace the thread. 🙂

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The photograph is taken by me at Rudraprayag. Quote by a Greek Philosopher, Heraclitus. H/t Nivedita Pingale.

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