Letting go of the past
Letting go of the past is often difficult for some people to do. But even so it’s necessary. You can’t live your life according to the dictates of your past. If you are holding on to your past, then you are wasting your present and denying yourself a future.
Hey, I get it. Fear of the unknown can hold us prisoner to a situation or a person that we really need to let go of. We prefer familiarity as opposed to the unknown; familiarity is what we know, it’s what we hold on to, even if it’s not the best thing for us.
“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
However, not being able to let go can mean staying in a situation or with a person that just might be stifling or choking the life out of you and that’s not a good thing.
I remember a particular relationship in my life that I did not want to let go of. Even though I was feeling stifled by it, I just did not want to let it go. My life was so wrapped around this person that I kept thinking what’s going to happen to me if I let go? What would my life be like?
In hindsight, fear of the unknown was the reason for me being unwilling to let go. But life is also about change and once I was able to appreciate that, I was able to let go. Believe it or not, letting go allowed me to uncover and discover a new me, as well as have a better and healthier relationship with the individual.
Letting go of the past really is important so here are some really great quotes that show just how important it is.
It’s difficult to pick just one favorite among these quotes because they are all so inspiring. But #18 and #19 sure do stand out.