“You are not what you’ve done, what you’ve been, how others have taught you, or what has been done to you. Your past and all its hurts are no longer in this reality, unless you allow them to be here to continue to cause hurts, conflicts, and negative cyclical events. You cannot change your past, but you can change your response to it.”
I partially believe this statement. I personally feel that whatever has happened in your past is part of who you are now. Your mistakes, how people treated you or you treated others, and the things you would have done differently…all have an impact on you. They also influence future decisions. Could I have been stronger in certain situations? Absolutely. That is why the second part of the statement has resonance for me. There is nothing you can do to change the past; it’s how you handle it that counts. Dwelling on the past will do nothing to change it…but if you can find something positive from it, you can evolve and become a better, stronger person.
- Self-Consolation (joberlynmanaois.wordpress.com)
- The Power of Forgiveness… (fairygodmuma.wordpress.com)