Reading time!!.. Closing cycles by Paulo Coelho

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I found this writing in my mailbox today. And I found it soooo beautiful I just wanted to share it with you people... it's a nice reading to practice your Spanish skills (There's an English version below, don't worry wink)

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Cerrar Etapas

Siempre es preciso saber cuándo se acaba una etapa de la vida.

Si insistes en permanecer en ella, más allá del tiempo necesario, pierdes la alegría y el sentido del resto. Cerrando círculos, o cerrando puertas, o cerrando capítulos. Como quiera llamarlo, lo importante es poder cerrarlos, dejar ir momentos de la vida que se van clausurando.

¿Terminó con su trabajo?, ¿Se acabó la relación?, ¿Ya no vive más en esa casa?, ¿Debe irse de viaje?, ¿La amistad se acabó?

Puede pasarse mucho tiempo de su presente “revolcándose” en los porqués, en devolver el casette y tratar de entender por qué sucedió tal o cual hecho.

El desgaste va a ser infinito porque en la vida, usted, yo, su amigo, sus hijos, sus hermanas, todos y todas estamos abocados a ir cerrando capítulos, a pasar la hoja, a terminar con etapas, o con momentos de la Vida y seguir adelante.

No podemos estar en el presente añorando el pasado. Ni siquiera preguntándonos por qué. Lo que sucedió, sucedió, y hay que soltar, hay que desprenderse.

No podemos ser niños eternos, ni adolescentes tardíos, ni empleados de empresas inexistentes, ni tener vínculos con quien no quiere estar vinculado a nosotros.

No. ¡Los hechos pasan y hay que dejarlos ir! Por eso a veces es tan importante destruir recuerdos, regalar presentes, cambiar de casa, documentos por tirar, libros por vender o regalar. Los cambios externos pueden simbolizar procesos interiores de superación. Dejar ir, soltar, desprenderse. En la vida nadie juega con las cartas marcadas, y hay que aprender a perder y a ganar. Hay que dejar ir, hay que pasar la hoja, hay que vivir con sólo lo que tenemos en el presente!. El pasado ya pasó.

No esperen que le devuelvan, no espere que le reconozcan, no espere que alguna vez se den cuenta de quién es usted. Suelte el resentimiento, el prender “su televisor personal” para darle y darle al asunto, lo único que consigue es dañarlo mentalmente, envenenarlo, amargarlo.

La vida está para adelante, nunca para atrás. Porque si usted anda por la vida dejando “puertas abiertas”, por si acaso, nunca podrá desprenderse ni vivir lo de hoy con satisfacción.

Noviazgos o amistades que no clausuran, posibilidades de “regresar” (a qué?), necesidad de aclaraciones, palabras que no se dijeron, silencios que lo invadieron

¡Si puede enfrentarlos ya y ahora, hágalo!, si no, déjelo ir, cierre capítulos. Dígase a usted mismo que no, que no vuelve.

Pero no por orgullo ni soberbia, sino porque usted ya no encaja allí, en ese lugar, en ese corazón, en esa habitación, en esa casa, en ese escritorio, en ese oficio. Usted ya no es el mismo que se fue, hace dos días, hace tres meses, hace un año, por lo tanto, no hay nada a que volver. Cierre la puerta, pase la hoja, cierre el círculo. Ni usted será el mismo, ni el entorno al que regresa será igual, porque en la vida nada se queda quieto, nada es estático.

Es salud mental, amor por usted mismo desprender lo que ya no está en su vida. Recuerde que nada ni nadie es indispensable. Ni una persona, ni un lugar, ni un trabajo, nada es vital para vivir porque: cuando usted vino a este mundo ‘llegó’ sin ese adhesivo, por lo tanto es “costumbre” vivir pegado a él, y es un trabajo personal aprender a vivir sin él, sin el adhesivo humano o físico que hoy le duele dejar ir. Es un proceso de aprender a desprenderse y, humanamente se puede lograr porque, le repito, ¡nada ni nadie nos es indispensable! Sólo es costumbre, apego, necesidad.

Pero…. cierre, clausure, limpie, tire, oxigene, despréndase, sacuda, suelte. Hay tantas palabras para significar salud mental y cualquiera que sea la que escoja, le ayudará definitivamente a seguir para adelante con tranquilidad.

                      ¡Esa es la vida!

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Closing Cycles by Paulo Coelho

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One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.

Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished. Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?

You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.

But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return: we cannot for ever be children, late adolescents, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night relive an affair with someone who has gone away and has not the least intention of coming back.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. That is why it is so important (however painful it maybe!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the ideal moment. Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person. Nothing is irreplaceable. A habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.

Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished. Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?

You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.

But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

None of us can be in the present and the past at the same time, not even when we try to understand the things that happen to us. What has passed will not return: we cannot for ever be children, late adolescents, sons that feel guilt or rancor towards our parents, lovers who day and night relive an affair with someone who has gone away and has not the least intention of coming back.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. That is why it is so important (however painful it maybe!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home. Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the ideal moment. Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person. Nothing is irreplaceable. A habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

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updated FEB 17, 2010
posted by Benz
that's very nice I give it 10 out of 10.
Muchas gracias, Benz. Lo necesité leer, vino en buen momento.
Me alegro alba!

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Que palabras... Gracias por compartirlas Benz. ¡Por la chupaya! (what the heck!) estas cosas te llegan ... ohh

¿Quién no ha pasado por algo de lo mencionado por Coelho, alguna vez en la vida?

Saludos

grin

updated FEB 17, 2010
posted by Carlos-F
Todos!!