Letting go of the past


“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
 
All of us have this bad habit of looking over our shoulder…waiting for past mistakes to creep up on us…take us by surprise.  We are our own worst enemies, critical of everything we have done….even if we accomplish the greatest of feats there is still this nagging doubt that “I could’ve done better.”
 
“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
 
And then there are the relationships….of people who seem to hold on to a grudge, to a mistake for what seems like forever. They don’t know how to forgive…maybe they really don’t want to and you have to ask yourself is this person really deserving to have you in their life, or you in theirs? 
 
Sometimes these relationships have ran their course.
 
There is no turning back…
 
…..not after you have tried forgiving, tried moving forward but if you keep focusing on past mistakes you can never fully move this relationship where you wish it to go.
 
Letting go of the past is not an easy process. Healing is the biggest factor, then time…but you have to really dig deep inside to discover whether or not letting go of the past, or this person is the best thing all around.
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