Life is too short or in my view too long to hold on to what defined me in the past. Although the past is not a comfortable place to be, however, a lot of us would rather live there(even if we don’t want to admit it) because it provides some sort of certainty and familiarity.
Letting go would involve exploring new horizons of emotions and trying something new which is rather uncomfortable sometimes. Instead, we choose to live in the certain world of anger, guilt, shame, inability to stand up for yourself, insecurity etc. You might say you don’t want to! Yes I agree- Maybe you don’t want to, maybe it is not your fault that you do or may it is your fault…
What is important is you need to move away from what used to be. Too think of yourself in another light. And most importantly, To be deliberate about this move.
It’s easy to define yourself by what people say you are, called you, or by a past experience. Sometimes, people around you simply won’t let you forgot what you did or what you once were. Or it might even be you playing judge and telling yourself you deserve it or you don’t deserve it. What ever it is, you just need to MOVE and start Living right here- its called The Present!
You need to develop a new definition of your self. You need to start leaving based on who you are and not what you did or could not do or what they said you are not. I know the past plays a role in the process of making decisions for the present but it should never rule living in the present.
I think we have to deliberately decide to move forward even if with some uncertainty…
Uncertainty -I am discovering is a major ingredient that defines life. I would rather move ahead and Trust God for the future rather than living my present in the past or letting the past rule the present.
Ore Mi, (in my language, “my friend” means “Ore Mi”) It’s time to be delibrate about living different and calling yourself different.
Keep Blooming 💕
3 thoughts on “Putting the past in it’s place.”
Great post 🙂
Very sound post! we really need to learn how to keep the past locked up where it belongs. Although it is necessary to always keep the lessons in view. Another great post from Blooming on living!
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Thank you very much❤