Forget & Forge

Forget & Forge

Our past has the power – for better or for worse – to influence our future. When it comes to moving forward, it can be hard to know for sure what we should hold on to and what we should let go. It’s worth some time, contemplating, meditating, or praying, and think about getting some trusted guidance.

To simply jettison everything remotely painful could be a mistake. Some of that past suffering can help us as we move forward. Being honestly aware of some past pain can offer us a clearer sense of a better direction. But wallowing in the pain is like wallowing in the mud – it’s going to leave ‘grit in our britches.’ We’re going to continue to feel pain as we move forward.

To be clear, I do not have an answer. But I know it is an important question; what should I let go of as I attempt to move forward. To let it all go seems reckless, choosing ignorance. To hold all of our past may well deny us any future at all. I suppose that I am simply wondering aloud.

Perhaps a helpful step would be to ask our inner child, higher power, guiding angel, or the universe to show us what is helpful. If we trust and step forward, perhaps our inner, truest self will know what to hold and what to let go.

When we know what to FORGET, we can indeed FORGE that new, hopeful, healthy future.

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