Release the past

Today’s affirmation:

“I am at peace with my past. I choose to release the past now. I move forward by letting go of the past. I choose to forgive others and myself. I am grateful and happy to experience new joys in life.”

5 Feb, 2012

6 thoughts on “Release the past

  1. Very good affirmation. Very thoughtful.

    The thing with me is, if I do something that hurts others I’ll not forgive myself for a long time. I can’t stand to hurt others.

    I’ve always been that way and feel so guilty about it when I do, even if it’s unintentional.

    1. I think generally speaking as long as we come forward and say we’re sorry on something we’ve done, people will usually accept our apologies with no problem at all. It’s then we need to let go.

      For those of us who tend not to apologise, this behavior becomes part of their past, which if left will come back to haunt them. I believe it’s always important to deal with things, so that we have nothing but fond and happy memories to look back on.

  2. I’m trying very hard to do this so that I can move on with my life without being weighed down by the past.

    Some days it seems almost impossible, but I know it can be done which is why I forge ahead!

  3. I don’t find this easy at all. I know that I should do this, but when people do things to you or your family it’s hard to forgive. I know this will come across as bitter and angry but here it is anyway.

    I used to want to kill the person who assaulted Daniel, but now I just want someone to do to him what he has done. I know that’s still not quite right, but I feel that people sometimes really need to experience the suffering they inflict on others.

    The possibility that they will be held to account for their actions, at some time in the future, does not work for me at the moment. I know this is wrong but perhaps I will feel better when Daniel feels better.

    1. It’s so hard watching children struggle and the more children struggle the more the parents want to put right what’s wrong, but as you say that’s not right and you would be right, it isn’t right.

      Hopefully in time this will all come right. Any form of assault takes time to work through. As parents it’s our job and it’s more important to work on the stability of the child, to get them through their ordeal. It’s a cruel world out there, wanting revenge doesn’t help. It doesn’t change what’s happened.

      I am sure once Daniel feels better I know you will begin to feel better too.

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