Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling.
- Deborah Day
Things people tell themselves:
"I'm here to just to heal from my past"
"Be patient with me, I have a lot of past trauma"
"I invite all these opportunities in my life."
Okay great, however, but what constitutes real change, a true sense of renewal. We love to spout off these pseudo-therapeutic, feel good, motivational chats.
Yes, trauma is real, I don't want to gloss over the real effects of that. Others have unsupported underlying health issues, so I want to be sensitive to the variables. However, there really is a point when someone's bad behavior is consistently scapegoated by their past.
My encouragement to people is to stop letting their past dictate their constant emotional roller-coasters. If we are truly trying to renew ourselves, we need to look ahead, not flounder in past transgressions. Our lives are beautiful and short. :)
Maybe renewal is about a "reset." Acknowledging our past, but moving forward.