Sunday, January 23, 2011

Breathe.

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"Diana....what do you mean by 'let go'?"

I believe I'm pretty much a 'let go' person. I let go of anything that hurts me, anyone who saddens me, any excess that troubles me. I live my life without carrying an extra baggage, and walk on with just what I essentially need.

I think this trait can be clearly seen in how my wardrobe never grows bigger, and my closet has remained the same size since years ago. I educate myself to let go of the old clothes I have, pass it on to someone who might need it more, and replace them with new ones. I only keep very few clothes which I really really really love. Otherwise, they are handed down, or go into garage-sales.

Same goes to furniture, shoes, artworks, cards. And people. As much as I love meeting new people and making friends with them, I filter out those who I know do not benefit my life in any way. This does not mean I am picky. I am selective. Being picky sounds more negative, somehow implying that we choose only to make friends with people that share the same social status, education level, religion, or race. And I don't. I do, however, select people who I know do not carry a bad influence, and bring positive energy for me in any possible way.

In life, there will always be things, or people, that make us cry, that betray us, that steal from us, that make us wanna kill ourselves at a certain point of time. But let go. Let go of the anger, the grudge, and any intention for revenge. Let go and see the bigger picture. An unhappy moment in life, is just another moment among other moments to come. Let go and move on.

And let go of the people who hurt you. They are toxic. It's nice to be nice, but it's wiser to be wise. I believe God taught us to be nice to people, but God never told us to please everyone we know. We have the right to do the right thing. And as the owner of our own life, we know what's right for us.

And clothes. They're just clothes. Pass them down. Buy new ones. They just wrap the outside. They do not feed our soul.

31 comments:

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GHAH said...

Thank you Diana! :)

PAARS said...

Di,nice to greet you.
I just recomended you to read this blog :
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Everysingle clothes have it own fairytale.
Enjoy.

Setsuna Emma Bunny said...

This entry touches my heart :)

nyun said...

Thank you for this post. :)

Jacqueline Jarethshop said...

nice post!

s.u.h.a said...

agree. sometimes we need to let go and be selective.

Anonymous said...

Diana, sometimes I think you're unreal because every worlds you post in here is so ordinary yet so wise.

You're a positive person and I'm so inspired by you :)

Keep posting, darling.

Ant said...

Thanks di, your personal story kinda wise advice for me :'D

Dini said...

ok, think I'll learn to let go. thankies for great post :))

Carol Susanto said...

reading this made me feel... good. thanks diana! :)

Anonymous said...

Setuju, Kak!
Tuhan memang mengajarkan kita utk berbuat baik kepada siapa pun, namun bukan berarti kita harus menyenangkan semua orang.

Sebagai contoh, ada seorang yg memiliki sifat sombong dan gak mau kalah, bahkan utk hal kecil. Padahal, dia bukan siapa-siapa dan prestasinya biasa aja tuh. Kita gak perlu musuhin dia atau ngegosipin dia, cukup sekedar "say hello" aja, tapi gak usah berteman lebih jauh. Gitu kan kak?

Aku suka karena Kak Di tipe orang yg bisa filter mana temen yg baik atau bukan, mana temens ejati dan temen sementara. Mamaku dari dulu ngajarain kayak gitu kak, tapi susah bgt buat nerapinnya :(.

Kak, tapi kan sayang jg kalo baju yg masih bagus dikasiin ke orang atau buat garage sale. Fashion kan berputar terus, sekarang udah gak 'in' tapi beberapa tahun lagi siapa tau? Ya nggak? Hehe, itu cuma opiniku loh.

Lagian, baju atau fashion items apapun walaupun udah lama, asal kita pinter mix match-nya, pasti tetep oke keliatannya. Daripada beli-beli terus, sayang uangnya :)

Ayu Nurhayati said...

i'm very proud of you :)

Anonymous said...

my hubby should read this. he's too nice and people use his kindness for their own sake. We always argue about that. I told him that he could not please everyone and it hurt me a lot when I saw them never appreciate what he had done for them, even to say "thank you".

ruzaika ruzain said...

omg i follow ur blog like omg this one is THE BEST!!! thank u!!

Anonymous said...

Love what you have written on the post.. it cant' be any much more truer .... takes time to learn to let go.. in fact is a journey... but once you learn how to let go, the future journeys are much more pleasant and you do not always have the burden of guilt! LOVE IT! Thank you for doing this post!

missDes said...

and yes I've learn quite a lot.
each time i hv to let it go.
it hurts at certain moment.
but just let the pain go along with those who hurt us.
its good how u symbolize CLOTHES as a metaphor of life.
while for me life is like traveling the world.
sometimes i even pray for people tht hurt me. not pray for bad. but pray tht god open their heart.
shame on them.

"pavement to find a true happiness is like walking in a jungle. but don't worry there's always a light in the end of it".

anastasheeka said...

u were right. :)

chie suci utami apsari said...

agree with your statement at the end:)

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Hunzipheartcore said...

setuju.... hehe.. ^0^

Ferinda P Lestari said...

this inspires me a lot, Kak Di. Have a nice day :)

Cher said...

wow it's such a simple thing but really kickin'

r.i.n.a said...

well said!!
n very true, it's hard to let go sometimes, but that's the best tg to do.

thanks for the post!! :))

Istifa Suryani said...

I love this entry. Seriously , you're a realistic person, with all the words that are being put nicely and accurately into sentences.Really makes me think the reality of those words which happen in life.WE NEED to learn to let go of some unnecessary stuffs away from our mind and life.Agree with you through and through.

caramelization said...

Diana, thank you so much for this one post.

I'm a silent reader for about a year already and this is the first time I'm leaving comment.

I love this post and I think it is very wise.

Thank you and keep writing!

coycoy said...

oh diana... nice to you..

TITA said...

thanks dee..your story feeding my soul..positively..thanks..i've share it to my facebook account, hope more people read "Breathe"

najwanajjib said...

Diana,I would like to share your words in my blog if you don't mind.
i love every single words and for sure i'm in love with your style ;D
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS GIRL.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Nice words :) I'm posting it on my tumblr but dont worry i'll link it to this blog though. Your blog is inspiring, ive been following it for soo long i dont even remember when i first started haha. All the best :) ! Btw, i like your styleeee, like very much.

suzsuz said...

thank you for sharing those words. u surprise me sometimes. u r so intelligent and wise above your age. thank you. if i know you personally, i would keep you around. hehe.. i am going to save your words and read it everytime i'm down. thank you again!

Yuri Natascha said...

just read this and literally love it... you taught about letting go and move on it supports me a lot thanks kak di <3

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