I often take time to reflect on my past because I believe it’s there to help me pave the way forward. There will always be times when it’s hard, but necessary.
Reflection is a good tool to help us work through our past. It allows us to emotionally grow, helping us to perceive our lives differently, more positively. When we can use our past as a tool without making the same mistake twice, we will have learned our lessons.
It’s easy to feel guilty about decisions made, what we failed or missed out on, but that doesn’t serve any purpose. It just creates more stress. Forced decisions that never reflect our own thoughts or sentiments can also make us feel guilty.
If those issues become something learned and we can make future changes from them, they’ll never be wasted. We cannot change the past, but we can change the way we perceive our past. The past is necessary because understanding and changing certain aspects of it, will help shape our future with new and better outcomes.
Without the past, we have nothing to check, measure and balance against. Any changes we can make from the past although they may seem difficult or complicated, can result in new positive experiences and opportunities.