Facing your past and learning to own your story can be one of the hardest processes that one can accomplish.
Can you face your past and own your story with love and compassion?
It can be difficult not to cringe at the memories of bad decisions that led us down rocky paths. Memories of the poor choice of words used in intellectual conversations can haunt us for a lifetime.
Harboring regrets over things we never accomplished because of fear makes us feel shameful. Moreover, the reality of what we allowed ourselves to put up with can sometimes be too much to bear.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”– Brené Brown
We have to be brave enough to love ourselves for who we are. It is imperative that we own every part of our lives (even the ugly bits) so that we can learn to love ourselves. All of ourselves.
Every moment that has led you to here and now, formed the person that you have become.
Through facing our past transgressions we learn to rise above and make better choices in our days to come.
- Look at your past mistakes as what they were: opportunities for growth.
- What did you learn?
- Would you have made the same mistake at a different time, had you not learned that valuable lesson?
- Now that you know which mistakes were made, do you not plan to avoid that same route at all costs?
- Are you where you would like to be in life? If not, what would it take for you to get there?
- Have you learned to set healthy boundaries for yourself?
While you are digging up all of your buried transgressions, remember to look at your past with love and compassion for yourself. You have fought for those battle scars, so be proud of them.
Above all, love yourself for who you were, who you are, and who you plan to be.
If you are having a hard time forgiving yourself and opening your heart to love for yourself, take the time to learn more about healing your heart chakra.