“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
Sometimes we make the critical mistake of dwelling on something that has happened in the past. Personally it took me quite some time to come to grips with my demons of alcohol and drug abuse, however once I accepted my choices moving on became the new-new me.
Having history hold you back is very common and can be a major limiting belief, an albatross. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar-
- You wish you could push the rewind button so you could get a ‘do over’ in a portion of your life
- You struggle with regrets about your past
- You feel the best days in your life are past you
We may subconsciously feel that if I am miserable long enough, eventually I will forgive myself. I know I was guilty of this, are you?
The fear of moving forward, and of future successes, may be holding firmly in the past. We can overcome, and together we can become liberated and free. All dwelling on the past does is cloud our minds of the brightness that can be the future new-new you!
Romanticizing on the “glory-days” is simply an escape from reality, a major distraction, and frankly a waste of time. Being stuck in the past can interfere with the future. It does not solve anything and can lead to darkness and depression.
Let’s think about these-
- Create a plan to help someone else, use your experience as a catalyst for good
- Give yourself permission to move forward, self -forgiveness is a blessing
- Understand that moving forward with your life is challenging and potentially painful, it’s ok
- Embrace and accept past events so you can make living in the present fulfilling
- Love yourself for who you are, because if you don’t no one else will