You have two choices: 1) get over your past or 2) get stuck in your past. Think about this: If you were climbing stairs and reached the halfway point, would you sit down and lament about each stair that tripped you along the way and how you don’t understand why it would do that? You are halfway there so why not keep moving forward? I know it sounds silly, but we are all guilty of being so stuck in the past at times that we forget there are more stairs to climb.
There is something about the past that tries to keep its grip on us, or maybe we are resistant and reluctant to release our hold of it. As painful as it can be, the past is what we know; it informed who we are to this point. It’s our sacred history despite the fact that we may not always like aspects of the story it tells.
Sometimes our past will weigh on us and threaten to keep us stuck. We may feel crippled by things that happened to us or feel more comfortable living in the familiar. It will take courage to get over your past, but we build strength as we move forward.
Overcoming our past is one of the most important healing journeys we must take in order to reach our fullest potential.
If you feel stuck right now, it’s time to get up and keep moving. Since there is more life to live, the only reason to sit down and pause on that fourth step would be to catch your breath for the journey ahead. Rest up, patch up, and heal, but don’t stay there. By simply getting up and climbing more stairs you build strength for your tomorrow.
You got this, my friend!