Learning from the past is an essential part of personal growth. It is important to acknowledge the decisions we have made in the past and to take responsibility for them. However, it is equally important to not let these decisions define who we are today. We must learn to take what we have learned along the way and use it to create the best version of ourselves in the present.
Self-acceptance and self-love are crucial components of this process. Accepting yourself for who you are, flaws and all, is key to letting go of the past. Self-love is about treating yourself with kindness and compassion, just as you would treat a loved one.
As Maya Angelou once said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” We must remember that we all make mistakes and that it is okay to not have all the answers. It is through our mistakes and failures that we learn and grow. Julia Cameron said, “you have to allow yourself to be bad at something in order to get good at it.”
Life is not about reaching a destination, but rather about enjoying the journey. There will be times when life throws us a curveball, and it may feel like we are stuck in a never-ending storm. However, it is important to focus on our breath and our intrinsic value as a human being. We all have something good to give and something to do, and it is up to us to find our purpose and make a difference in the world. This is the path to peace.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Embrace who you are, learn from your past, and use that knowledge to create a better present and future. Remember to love yourself and enjoy the journey, no matter what challenges come your way.
If you are struggling to find your worth and feel weighted down by life’s challenges, and if you feel ready to become free of this self imposed bondage, schedule a call with me to see if Thrive Vibes coaching or a Breakthrough Weekend can help you move forward in your life. The combination of equine assisted therapy, supportive coaching, and establishing a mindfulness practice is life changing for those who are ready to reclaim their peace and joy.
Your past is a life lesson, not a life sentence.