The beautiful thing about life today can be a new day if you choose it to be. You can’t embrace the original when you have your arms around the past!
Many days I am reminded to ask myself, can I change what has already been? All you can do is make amends for past indiscretions and move ON. Nothing will change the past, but the future can be between you and God.
Letting go of the past is something I struggle with from time-to-time. Past issues haunt me regularly. Learning to forgive ourselves is foremost in cleansing ourselves for a better life. Forgiveness self-given can be challenging in the sense that we all think our past mistakes deserve a life sentence. We beat ourselves into submission, holding onto junk that we need to let go.
The past does not define who we are today unless we allow that energy to remain. You can, however, be a better person, bring a better you to the world in repayment of past deeds. Something that I have gifted myself. Choosing to produce a better me to the world I can forgive myself. You can make it too!
It’s a choice to stay on the dark side of your past or look to the bright side of your future. The past does not define the person you can be now. What you’ve done in your past is not a life sentence, let it go. Make amends where possible, confess it to God and move on.