We all have a past-the baggage we want to leave behind. In one way or the other, we have had some experiences we hope not to relive or even remember. But we got scarred so deep, our hearts bled so much that the only thing driving us now is the rage and thirst for revenge.
It is one of two ways-we bear grudges against the ones who have hurt us or we are angry at ourselves for making terrible choices which have driven our lives off course. It is easier to look beyond the flaws of others and move on but when we caused the harm ourselves, it sometimes becomes difficult to forgive oneself. I say this because each time you look at yourself at the mirror, everything you see reminds you of what you’ve become and what you could have become (someone better).
The thing is, our past will always be with us but the good news is, it’s locked up in the past (that is if you want it to stay that way). Sometimes guilt makes us open the supposed-to-be locked closet and suffer the horrors of how bad we’ve hurt ourselves.
But it is time to move on-we could be broken from the inside out but it is time to pick up the pieces together. Wherever our paths may have gotten crooked, let’s make the one ahead of us straight. You may not be able to undo your past but the future is yet to unfold so make things right before it is too late.
Forgive yourself, give yourself time to grieve and heal. Yes you made a mistake and guess what, you’d make them again. That is how we learn. Just make sure not to repeat them. Mistakes are meant to learn lessons and not to repeat them.
Our past is like clutter. We decide what to do with it. You could hoard them in your closet and go look at it whenever you are bored and you’re out of options of what to do with your life-just to get inspiration (in which case you only go on the guilt trip and return heartbroken again…for the umpteenth time).
Or you could lock it up and throw the key away. You may not be able to throw it away but you can’t look at it again. It is enough torture to have to even look at the closet but it is nice relief not to look at the garbage.
So pack up your clutter and lock it up. Throw the key away and don’t look back. It is done; work out your present and believe your future will not punish your for your past mistakes.
Have a good day, folks!