Should we get sad parting with people?
But when you are travelling you are bound to say farewells time and again, why to get sad every single time?
People who are used to saying ‘Goodbye’ rarely cry when they bid their farewells. Not because they love less or their hearts are colder, but from a calm acceptance of transitory and temporal nature of things. As well as, and I will quote Rumi here, since I cannot agree with him more, or say it in a better way: “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
They are happy something entered and stayed in their lives for this precious time. Joy enters one’s life with coming of new people yet it shouldn’t go away when they leave. Permissible to long a little but no point in grieving.
Once you realise that there is place for invisible, non-physical interconnectedness of it all, you stop feeling that you keep losing people time and again. Remember, you never lose anyone, even if they leave forever. You will always feel the presence of the people who are meant to be in your life, who ‘signed up’ to keep you company along this uneasy road. And for those ones I will be forever grateful, because with the help of such people you get closer to the awareness of Oneness, Unity, understanding that there is something that is shared between all of us. We are all part of One, and, it would be sensible to think, that One is part of Us all also (that’s getting into metaphysics though, so I’ll try to cut it short). It’s all very simple in reality, but deeply spiritual at the same time, and probably that’s why so beautiful heartfelt human relationships are.
…anyway, just wanted to send this message to any people going through parting phase. You are always in somebody’s heart.