Letting Go Of The Past For A Better Future

The past often defines us, defines who we are, what we do, our actions, our thoughts and therefore our lives. It’s important that we don’t allow this to happen, because we can become stuck in the past, to live in the past is no good to anyone. We need to develop as people, mature and learn from our experiences.

To let go of the past is difficult, it’s not easy and it’s not simple. It takes effort, it takes time and it takes strength. It’s ok to look back at the past and see the mistakes we have made, but to dwell on them serves only to cause us to loathe ourselves and has a negative affect. Look at the mistakes you’ve made and instead of berating yourself for them, see how you can learn not to make the same mistakes again.

If we are able to cut out the metaphorical cancers that are triggering our low moods, our depression, then we are at a stage where things become easier to cope with. Obviously not all of our problems lay in the past, but for those that do, let go of them and try to shape your future more positively by focussing on what you want to achieve, rather than what you failed to achieve.

Look at the stars in the night sky, each one represents you, sometimes there are clear nights where they are visible, shining brightly, and sometimes the cloud covers them. Sometimes we find hope, and sometimes that hope goes away, but you notice that the stars will always be there so long as the universe/solar system exists. It’s the same with hope and you. As long as you exist, there is always hope.

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About itsoktotalk

22-year-old who has suffered from and is well on the way to overcoming mental health issues. I'm just like anyone else, and want to support people to let them know it is OK to talk about their feelings. Don't be afraid to speak out. It's ok to talk.

Posted on April 9, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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