One of the biggest sources of our frustration is…our past! For some reason we are so focused on the past that, instead of letting it shape our future, we let it dictate our future. We let our past limit who we can become.
We worry about what others will think of us if they discover our past, how we can avoid revealing our past, and even how we can alter (or eliminate) our past.
Here are some facts to consider:
1. Your past is yours! Whatever you did or didn’t do is part of who you are NOW.
2. Whatever you did or didn’t do cannot be done or undone NOW.
3. HOWEVER, simply because history is carved in stone does not mean it is so. What do I mean? Simple, I could have carved into a nice piece of marble or granite that I am the sexiest creation ever! That may (or may not) have once been true, but I seriously doubt that is still the case. Thus, just because it’s carved into historical stone does not mean I’m doomed to be the sexiest creation ever forever. And just because there may be (or may not be) mistakes, errors, blunders or complete screw-ups in your past does not mean you are doomed for the rest of forever.
I remember learning about the Ancient Egyptians (NO, not first hand, thank you), they carved lots of tidbits of information into stone and *gasp* not all of it was, or is, true. I know, shocking isn’t it?
If you’ve got bits of your past that are giving you trouble, there’s really nothing you can do about changing them or making them go away, but you can decide whether they are going to shape who you are or enslave you. Part of this decision might be to shed some things, habits, and/or people from your life. But remember, it is YOUR life.