During a conversation with my father, he acknowledged mistakes, which helps me, but he couldn’t remember all of them in any detail.
I cannot change those mistakes, but they did become part of my life and legacy for a while. The mistakes our parents make over the years do become part of our lives, but that doesn’t mean we can’t move on from them.
We can break childhood legacies, the mistakes made by our parents and communities, by changing our attitude, by the way we think about things. A lot of our life consists of repeated negative patterns that have been passed on. Those patterns are what need to change.
It is important we think about our life, write down some of what we remember, the memories that we know we have been affected by, so that we can see those patterns. At the end of the process, it is important we understand and get to change our own negative patterns.