Welcome back to another edition of ‘Mandy’s concerns.’ lol! For those who read my blog understand that for the past couple weeks, I have consistently shared my concerns on some existing issues. Well, I have decided to come with something a little different this time. If your past still plagues you? Then this post is for you.
As we all know our past shape our experiences. They make up our history and might shape the decision and action we take in future. For some of us, our past has become more of our mistakes other than lessons, which means we fail to understand that we get to learn from and through our mistakes. To others, the ‘past’ is full of the secret they need to break free from. As most might have experienced, events from the past have a mind of their own. Memories keep recirculating when all you want is for them to disappear. Now, let me make you understand something, our mistakes can only live with us in the future if we don’t make amends with our past.
From my personal experiences, I have noticed that my ‘past’ had visited me in different forms, and in some cases, they came as obvious karma. As we all know, what goes around comes around. We can’t run from it; we can only try to make amends if need be. Therefore, to prevent my past from hunting my present and future I had to address specific actions of mine that I knew had a substantial effect on my future.
First, I had to learn from the errors I made, took the corrections and move on. You can’t progress without reconciling the past as an entity, take it or leave it. This is because most of our action in the past have consequences and outcomes for the future, and they could either be positive or negative.
Also, I studied the environment to understand the positive and negative impact it had on me then. With this, I mean areas that impacted my life through any cause of my actions.
Most importantly, I had to reconcile with the people; those I might have offended and people who hurt me. Be mindful of the people you surround yourself with because we do not knows what tomorrow has in store for us. The impact you have on people today can either be a blessing or a curse to your tomorrow. Hence trying to reconcile with the people in your past is more than necessary. Eliminate all enemies and create peace and harmony amongst everyone.
Finally, I have come to realize that if anyone desires to know the open-heartedness and enthusiasm for life, that comes with making peace with the ‘past’. The healing might come with pain, tears, and tough decisions. It may not be easy for everyone, it all depends on what you did, where and to whom is involved. However, according to Steve Maraboli, “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” Take these wise words of Maraboli and think about it. It is high time we reconcile with our past for the betterment of our future.