We tend to feel that if we would forgive our past or what has been done, we would lose our ability to learn its lessons and to not follow the same road again. So we tend to hold on to resistance and unforgiveness simply for not wanting to repeat our past. Yet it is this fear and resistance that is keeping it alive within us, and keeps the emotions of the past to be recreated and influence our path again.
Fully accepting and forgiving our past doesn’t mean we are approving it or we don’t recognize what has been done. We’re just no longer willing to invest our present in reliving the past and keeping us tied to the old emotions that recreate it. Forgiving and making peace with what has been done, is simply the result of choosing to make the most out of our present, and to reclaim our power to make new decisions and shape our state of being now, instead of letting them at the mercy of our past.
We know anger or guilt don’t serve us. Yet when they arise, we tend to hold on to them or let them stay if they come with a story that justifies them. When our focus is on loving ourselves and making the most of our present and future, it doesn’t matter anymore whether our emotions can be justified or not, we simply open space to let go of the ones that don’t serve us without feeding their stories. We choose to forgive our past and elevate our state of being so we can move toward a new direction, instead of letting the past define it for us. 🙏 - 48 minutes ago