So you have skeletons in your closet. However much you try to move on, there is always that voice inside you confirming that you’ll never be better because of what you did in the past.
You wish you could turn back the hand of time so that the wounds brought to you by the past can heal.
You conscience always judges basing on what you did several years back.
That’s the past. The past always haunts and is a hindrance to the best we can be.
Though everyone has a past and in any case not the best past, it’s complicated for people to live with the past!
Dwelling in the past is hurts especially that you can never change a single thing about it. It’s like crying over spilt milk, much as you moan and get sad over it, its already gone.
Much as many yearn for being better people, their bad past always pulls them back. To a person who has done grave things like theft,incest,murder,arbotion and other crimes, they always tend to think it’s the end of the road.
They judge themselves as the worst people the world has ever known so they end up losing their dear lives to the bad past.
It might be that grave mistake that keeps fresh memories in your mind. Whenever you try to take a leap of recovery, it hinders you.
The idea of ‘being a better person’ probably isn’t enough to propel you along when the past keeps pulling you back.
You can continuously speak about changing but the best way to deal with the past is to take action.
“If you take a step towards changing from bad habits from the past, make sure you move on and don’t look back,” says Ivan Gasasira.
Unfortunately, people familiar with one’s past will always underestimate the power to change for the better.
They will always be critical but to a person who is focused on changing, they keep their heads high and move forward.
If you must visit your past, do so with the intention of learning from the mistakes lurking forever.
“During my teenage I was a drug abuser, I always look back to what I used to go through. This has helped me fight the urge of dealing drugs again,” says Claude Abayo.
What makes a great future for great people is deriving lessons from their past but not dwelling in the past.
Learning to live with the past and realising it wasn’t the best way to live is a sign of recovery in itself.
It’s a matter of choice. You can choose who you want to be. For those who choose to welcome all the criticisms about their past will keep sulking about what they did.
It will be complicated for them to move on.
For those who choose to focus on their future and let the by gone go, their future will be bright.
Especially that everyone has a past; there is no reason to let our past determine the future. Even the worst person can change to an exemplary and adorable person
It about believes in the power to change and doing all that we can to be best.
We should aim at being the best in all that we do, let nothing stop us, especially the past.