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Close some doors not because of pride incapacity or arrogance but simply because they no longer lead somewhere

Close some doors not because of pride incapacity or arrogance but simply because they no longer lead somewhere
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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.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. 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.

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. 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."

-excerpt from Paulo Coelho blog

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