Many of us won’t always agree that we’re holding on to the past, therefore think there’s nothing to let go of, but when you’re you’re not mentally not making any headway that is exactly what you’re doing. Many of us physically live in the present, but we emotionally live in the past.
Each experience we have reside in the past and unless you mentally move on from those experiences, it is clear you’re living in the past. Letting go of the past is important if you are to live your life and live it well. Living in the past has everything to do with not being able to get past or let go of painful experiences.
It’s not that we want to be reminded of our experiences and we would rather not be, but unless we deal with or come to understand our experiences and other people’s part in our experiences, we will never let those go and will always be stuck in the past.
When we’ve dealt with our past experiences, we won’t mind stepping into our present lives. Letting go of the past is our stepping stone into that life. Us, being able to link emotion to information is another way to let go. Once we understand why that emotion was for us, we’re more likely to want to let go.
We hold on because we don’t know how to let go, but with understanding we can let go. Understanding helps release us mentally from the experience.