You might have made your bed. But you don’t need to lie in it forever. At any moment you can make a different choice.
Choice is your responsibility. And it’s the key to break you out of the prison of your past. You hold the lock and you hold the key. You have the power.
We have all said things that we regret. We have all made mistakes. We have all done things that we wished we hadn’t.
You did the best you could at that time in your life.
It’s not your past that matters as much as your choices in the present moment. It’s what you choose today that will determine your tomorrow. It’s how you choose to see what has happened to you in your past that will determine your freedom.
Your past doesn’t determine your future unless you allow it. You are not a victim and have the power to create an inspired future. Your choice is in each moment.
You are here on this planet having a human experience. The purpose being to grow, evolve and remember who you really are. You are not here to be perfect human beings, but you are here to learn the lessons necessary for your soul’s evolution.
Every single experience, person, and relationship is your teacher and provides you with the opportunity to grow and learn about yourself.
The “mistakes” you made were learning opportunities. What’s more important is that you learn the lessons. As a human being you will screw up sometimes. It’s O.K. What’s important is not whether you make a mistake but how you are with yourself when you do.
How you relate to yourself is the issue.
Be loving and be kind towards yourself. If you’re not going to, why should anyone else?
Meet yourself with compassion and understanding as you see what you could have done differently.
If there are regrets you have, forgive yourself and make the necessary changes now.
If there are people you have hurt, take responsibility and make amends.
If there’s old pain you are holding onto, acknowledge it and let it go.
Being human and living authentically is a courageous choice. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it in all ways.
Life is so short and gives no refunds.
Every second is too precious to waste living in the regret of what was, could have or should have been.
Make peace with your past. Make peace with where you are today. So that you can create where you want to be tomorrow!
Your future awaits you.
What will you choose.
You have the power.
“How To Make Peace With Your Past and Reclaim Your Power,” by Kute Blackson, May 9, 2015 at https://kuteblackson.com/blog/?p=1807&inf_contact_key=ee0d34669695535313d6a800e6da404f2fad341b00a32472ff6726fb01e33080
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