We have all gone through tough times in our lives. So many of us have come so far. Maybe you’ve gotten clean, turned your life around, battled an illness and was victorious, changed your life or simply have grown, matured and now make wiser decisions. It doesn’t matter how large or small your feat has been, because we’ve all come from somewhere. We’ve all come THROUGH something.
Too many of us allow our past to haunt us. We cringe when we see old photos or hear someone tell a “Remember when…” story. We want to Swiffer up all our old memories and toss them away in the trash, never to be uncovered again. Unfortunately, that’s impossible. Even more so in this era with the Internet and all our devices and social media outlets. The real problem though isn’t finding a way to bury our past – no, not at all! The real problem is that we’re not embracing it!
Yes! You read my words correctly. Embrace your past. Listen, if I hadn’t of gone through what I went through, I wouldn’t be here right now sharing these wise words with you. I wouldn’t be able to drop my knowledge on you daily through Twitter, these articles or even in person, over the phone or email with my clients. That’s right, I went through some shit – we all have! We’ve all got things we’ve overcome or conquered. They don’t have to be tragic things or something you might perceive as terrible. It could be depression or anxiety or as I mentioned above, Cancer or an illness that you battled. It could be addiction, abusive relationships or some unflattering lifestyle choices. It doesn’t matter – we each have a story and we need to embrace it. We didn’t come this far to ignore what we’ve been through. No, you got THROUGH it so you could keep going. Gabrielle Bernstein touched on this topic when I took her Spirit Junkie Masterclass last week and it really sparked something inside of me to share this with all of you. So I hope you enjoy this #foodforthought quote that is by Ralph Blum which wraps this topic up in a nutshell:
“The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”