Moving On: Letting Go of the Past

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?

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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?


2 thoughts on “Moving On: Letting Go of the Past

  1. Ginger Moore says:

    Hmmm….you make very good points. I’m in transitioning myself, looking at the past but focusing on the future. The past leads to the present which takes us to the future. Yes, I see it all much clearer now. Thanks for a good article to remind me of this.

    • Mary Humphrey says:

      Thank you for your comments and for posting your open thoughts, Ginger. I found myself clinging to my past as if it were detrimental for me to let go. I now clearly see that I can help others, and create more opportunities for myself, by letting go. God bless, and best wishes with your transition!

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