Finally, I Decided to Let it Go!


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Off & on, my mobile beeped with a message, “Low Space.”

I clicked to delete the files but my fingers did not race much to erase. Gallery was full of images, some captured by me, some transferred by FB messenger, What Sapp images by friends and relatives.
I scrutinized them regularly but could not fathom courage to delete them or transfer in my laptop, I was indecisive.
Same was the condition with my mobile contact list, overloaded with numbers of support staff to friends, friend’s relative, well-wishers, associates and Who not, carpenter, shopwallah, autowallah and all wallah’s who came to my rescue even once in a lifetime.
My both Sim memory was full, phone memory was in suffocation…but I the stubborn, did not dare to delete or share on my Google Drive and the bare excuse, I had that I might need them in urgency.
Regarding images, I had transferred maximum on my laptop, still I kept most of them especially quotes, images of my children and the clicks that I captured of nature. All were close to my heart and I did not want to lose any.
Now, my mobile phone started acting weird just like me. It consumed battery in few hours and in mid-way of my daily shopping or to market, my mobile ran out of battery and went dead.
I make sure that my mobile is in working state when I go for shopping or out of house, so that I can reach my people if required in case of emergency or if I need any assistance of any sort.
I sought advice from few of my close accomplice and they suggested me to format.
One evening, I was sitting idle and that day, I made up my mind to format the phone at any cost so that it breathes easily and don’t go dead even after been charged up to optimum.
I asked one of my subordinate to help me in formatting.
He asked me if I had contact numbers saved in my Gmail account and I nodded in affirmative without paying much heed to what actually he said. The same he asked for other stored details and I said…LET IT GO.
He punched the button to format and till I realized I had not saved all, ALL WAS GONE IN ONE GO.
Now, I started asking figuratively, is this there in the phone or not and he laughed out loud and said that your reaffirmation made me to format without saving.
I was in melancholy for some time and felt sorry for the details that I had lost and was in distress n despair.
Suddenly, realization set in and an inner conscience spoke aloud, “Hey, what are you doing? Moaning at materialistic things. Pause and think, what all you have lost in past and did they stop you from moving forward?”

I accepted that at times, it is better to release the things that we have captivated for long and not able to let it go. All things materialistic or non-materialistic, life or lifeless have a fixed span of life and one day, we have to LET IT GO.

My mobile was not breathing properly because it was bowed down and it called for free space to respond else it would have collapsed one day, earlier than its assumed life span.
Now, I feel, the action taken was Right else I would have never allow to release if it would have been under my control. I was so obsessed.
Now, my mobile is not panting with heavy breaths and is amicable with me.
This LET IT GO practice made me realize that it is not so difficult to part ways but in our thoughts, we are so much screwed up that we don’t dare to take risk of losing.

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20 thoughts on “Finally, I Decided to Let it Go!”

  1. I was almost about to say: What is this writer trying to say? But then I read the words 'Let it go!' and smiled. Quite a long-winding way of reaching a simple conclusion… 🙂

    Arvind Passey

    #NISSATalks #OpenNtalk

    1. Ila Varma says:

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Anagha Yatin says:

    Most of the times we tend to hang to the things and accumulate stagnation. Result, as you said…slow down of the life and its processes.
    How I wish we had a "reset to factory settings" button for our life as well!
    #OpenNTalk #CrossBorderSisters

  3. Deepa says:

    We are all slaves to our mobile phones and that's why even a simple thing makes us panic. Its easier said than done but letting go is the best solution. #Openntalk #Bloggingdivas

  4. Aditi Kapur says:

    Enjoyed reading! We need to let go to give space to new and exciting:)
    #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

  5. Pri says:

    Hmm…I agree. Real strength is measured not always measured by your capacity to hold on But sometimes by your ability to let go!

    One of the most important lessons of life…

    #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

  6. zainab says:

    Letting it go – easy to say hardest to do. But when done it is the best indeed:)

  7. Snigdha P. says:

    'Let it go' is not so easy to do but it bring strength in mind .. I love the write up.. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk

  8. I agree let it ago is the best thing that we can do to do release our tension and unnecessary anxities. lovely write up. #OpenNtalk #Raorwillrock

  9. This happened with me few years back. I was hoarding photographs and then one fine day my phone suicided on its own and its memory could never been retrieved! 😀 Later I realized it happened for good. I felt lighter! The important photos were shared with friends and siblings or they were on fb.

  10. i think our life will be so much simpler if we learned to let go ! there is much that we carry everyday within our selves. need of the hour !

    – Princy from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3

  11. "Let Go" are such small words but they have the largest effect. Good one. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk

  12. "Let Go" are such small words but they have the largest effect. Good one. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk

  13. Letting go is not at all easy, but it definitely worth it.

    – Anami from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3

  14. Seriously letting go whether pictures in mobile or anything else is so difficult but once you do it, it feels so light. #BlogAMile #OpenNTalk

  15. Manisha says:

    Letting Go is easier said than done be it anything in life. We hold onto things forever but sometimes we need to decide and do it. It takes time but the final result is good for us. #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

  16. Simple to say but difficult to implement. Letting go…is tough…very tough…

  17. Sayeri says:

    I do the same! I know my phone has low space but still I cant delete the pics…I thought I am the only person doing this. I would say dont let it go, keep it in google drive. 🙂 🙂 #BloggerBabes #OpeNTalk

  18. Varsh says:

    "It might be useful later" is an excuse for which we hoard everything from plastic bags to redundant contacts on our phone. You did the right thing. Letting go might be tough but is necessary sometimes.
    #OpenNTalk #BloggerBabes

  19. Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject.

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