Your past isn't the problem but your relationship with it can be.
I do not want to dismiss the power and pain of past trauma, but there are plenty of examples of people living happy and rich lives, despite a terrible past.
Though, it’s never about who had it worse or who has the biggest right to feel the most upset. Regardless of the severity of past pain such experiences can leave us feeling unjustly treated, focusing on bitterness or resentment, or helpless, or angry, or indifferent.
The past might refer to childhood or it may refer to your last job or relationship - anything that happened up till a minute ago.
There is no right or wrong way of dealing with your past and past experiences but it's worth noting that it's your thoughts about it that will lead to whatever outcome you're experiencing - happiness, feeling stuck, bitterness, calmness, acceptance, resentment, sadness, indifference, anger.
That's the power of thoughts.
What's the story you’re telling yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though, with whatever you read online, take what you like and leave the rest because it's your life and, therefore, your choice of how to live it.
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - make kind choices and stay flawsome! Don’t forget, you’re fucking brilliant!
(This was written by a human – a dyslexic one at that! Yay!)
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