Emotional level: 6
Mental level: 7
TODAY I LEARNED: Honeybees can get drunk on fermented tree sap.
I think the past has a way of creeping up on us when we least expect it. We never really notice it until it’s there, hiding behind a dark thought or a memory. And oh man, the mistakes of the past…don’t even get me started on those.
Luckily, we have control over our thoughts and we can decide what we think about. Past energies may try to bring you down by sneakily maneuvering into your thoughts, but don’t let them ruin your good day.
The past is in the past for a reason. Everything behind you has already happened and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change anything that has already come to pass. So then…why do we let it bother us?
Even though it’s already gone, that doesn’t mean it can’t still affect us. Sometimes we linger on things we feel we could have improved. We wish for something better to have happened, because we’re human. That’s just what we do. We don’t want error in our lives.
But your focus is better spent on the present. Why? Because it’s all we have. Truly, the past is gone and the future has yet to come. But letting go is hard.
Letting go requires us to relinquish that which is causing us so much grief. When it comes to the death of a loved one, letting go can seem impossible. With habits and addictions, allowing yourself to let go can be scary. With friends and even sometimes family members, cutting people off and letting them fade away is hard as hell. But whatever it is that you have to let go of, try your very best to remember that it’s all in the past, which means you can slowly let it go. It is possible, even if it doesn’t seem so in the moment.
I speak from experience when I say that I have a hard time with change, so letting go is something I practice almost daily. It’s not easy, and it’s not meant to be. We have to learn, grow, and become the people we’re meant to be and sometimes that means we have to do hard things.
But no matter what, just believe in yourself. It is possible to let go. It’s possible to not live in the past, and it’s possible to forgive yourself. Remember to keep moving forward. Always.