Friday, 3 June 2016

#447


Don't let past relationships and old mistakes ruin your future. Don't let someone or something that didn't make it in your life continue to hurt you. If you do, you're still giving a portion of your life to something that no longer exists - it's like letting your happiness slip into a black hole. Learn the lesson, release the pain, and move on. Scars remind us of where we have been, not where we are headed.

So there you go....learn the lesson, release the pain, and move on. I can hear the screaming....HOW DO I DO THAT? 

We have all experienced something we thought/wished/hoped would never happen, something we want very much to forget. And we can forget it, for awhile, but it always shows up again. By ignoring, denying or refusing to look at the problem, we only create more problems. 

Whatever you are concerned about has already happened, you can't change it. What you need to do is accept it. Just accept it... this has happened, that is the way it was. It is no longer like that, it is over, you have survived. Today is a new day.

What happened, has still happened, but you no longer have the same feeling around it. You cling to the past with the wild idea that it will change or you can change it, you cannot. Change your reaction to it instead. 

Yes, it was terrible/awful/grim, whatever feeling you attached to it, but IT IS DONE.  Once you have accepted that it happened, apologize if necessary, forgive whoever needs to be forgiven, (don't forget yourself) and just move forward. Don't give any more of your power to something you can do nothing about. "All limitations are self-imposed and chosen out of fear." Adyashanti