August 2012

Letting Go

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly, and unquestionable.

~Walt Disney~

When you allow others into your life, you begin to learn more than your originally thought possible.  For years, I pushed people out.  I believe this was for a number of reasons; I didn’t want them to learn the truth about me, didn’t want them to know I was weak, I thought I wasn’t worth spending time with, and, quite truthfully, I was jealous.  I wanted what others had, but was too stubborn to see my life for what it was.

I was, and still am, my own worst enemy.  One thing that I personally have found very therapeutic is truly letting go of the past.  I said for a long time I didn’t care and had moved on, when in fact, I had not.  Holding onto your past, and placing blame, only creates a bitterness that encompasses every aspect of your life.  Over the past year, my outlook on life…and in turn, my life…has changed in ways I never thought possible.

Once I allowed others in, and started opening up as an individual, God really blessed me.  It has not all been easy, but I have met the most wonderful people who have accepted me for who I am.  There are no games required, no acting, and no excuses.  Not only have I been released from my bitterness, I have learned to be confident in the person I am.

No matter what has been done to you, what losses you have had, or how much you may feel you have wasted time in life, it is important to remember that you cannot change the past.  Ultimately, you have to take responsibility for what has happened to you in life.  It’s a difficult step, no doubt.  But, you have chosen your path (for the sake of this blog), and it is up to you to accept that and make the changes necessary to have the life you want.  No one else can do that for you.

Allow yourself to forgive yourself, forget those who have hurt you, and create the life you have always envisioned.  Life can be beautiful if you allow it to be.

 

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