Saying goodbye to our past, the things that we loved, can be painful. Once we realize how we have drug our feet it becomes less of a struggle. Imagine strolling down a beautiful wooded path while dragging one foot as you go. How tiring would that be?
I will use the example of an entrepreneur, myself. I put in many hours to build my soap business. I went out into the world and made an abundance of connections with people, and this became a part of who I was. When it came time to close my business, I held onto the final threads, and it began to interfere with my new aspirations. This meant the life-blood that could have gone to the present, or the future, was squeezed down like a plaque-filled artery. What could have sprung forward and pumped fresh oxygen into the veins of life, flowed out as only a fraction of what I had to give.
What we often fail to realize is that our past, even though we live for the moment, does rightly become a part of who we are. These past celebrations enhance us. We do not drop out of a full pursuit of life because of our former loyalties, instead, we flourish today…and always.
Are you holding onto anything that prevents you from being all that you can be today?