Inspiration On A Monday:
One of the hardest things for us to do is let go of the past. I have talked about it on here before, and as a counselor I worked with many people who were letting the past destroy their present and their future. Letting go of the past takes effort, but it is well worth putting in the effort it takes.
I too have trouble letting my past go. Each morning I have started a meditation practice, and as part of that practice I sit quietly, breathe in the future, and exhale the past. I visualize what I want my future to look like as I let the past go.
The psychologist, Carl Jung said it well: "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become."
With that in mind I am doing something Wednesday that I have put off for a long time due to fear. I see it as a big step towards healing my life and letting go of something that I have carried with me for many years. Yes, I still feel panicky thinking about it and the outcome, but I also see it as exhaling the past. I have recognized that it is time to let it go. It is time to take back my life and have the life I want now. It is time to truly forgive. Not to help the other person, but to help me.
Letting go of the past may not always be easy, but it can lead us all to a simpler and more serene present and future.