15 MAY 2021- HOW TO SPOIL YOUR LIFE — SIMPLY BY CARRYNG THE PAST AROUND
A saying of which I’m extremely fond is ‘THE PAST HAS GONE, THE FUTURE IS YET TO COME — THE PRESENT MOMENT IS ALL WE HAVE’.
But how many of us are able to do this. Mentally letting go of the past so often requires us to forgive and forget. There are videos of two women (one of them Edith Eva Egar) who survived the experience of being in Auschwitz and were able to lived happy and useful lives because they were able to forgive what was done to them and move on. Part of their ability to forgive came from the fact that they did not allow the experience to define them but saw themselves as worthy, as a beautiful diamond which only needed to be polished in order to shine brightly again.
Most of us could be said ‘to have fallen down a huge hole’ at some time in our lives, having experienced being treated in ways which hurt, upset and demeaned us. Whether we choose to stay down ‘the hole’ in our minds, or ‘climb out of it’ by accepting that it happened and come to terms with our feelings around the experience is our CHOICE.
If we let the experience define who we are then we carry around the feeling of being unworthy and the person who was responsible for ‘pushing us down the hole’ forever WINS as our self esteem remains low.
If we are experiencing in the present moment the feeling of someone’ pushing us into a hole’ by not treating us well, like a boss or a partner etc, it is even more important that we do not take on board the way they view us but continue to see ourselves shining like a diamond
THE PRESENT MOMENT IS ALL WE HAVE so let us choose to be a beautiful diamond by removing the negative thoughts from our minds so that we shine brightly instead of SPOILING OUR LIVES BY CARRYING THE PAST AROUND.