About Your Past
I tell my clients and students that they get to choose the story they want to tell about their past. As humans, we have the privilege of making it mean whatever we want it to mean.
Here’s the deal. The past is over. Our past exists only in our minds.
Sometimes, when we are thinking about something hurtful, we think we are in pain because of something that happened in our past but what is really going on is that the pain is there because of our thoughts about something that happened in our past.
In fact, the only way our past is impacting us today is because of the thoughts we are having about our past.
That’s why it’s so important to think about your past in a way that serves you. That’s why it’s so important that you deliberately create a story about your past that fuels you today and moves you forward.
Think about your past and decide how you want to tell it. My guess is that as you review it, you will find that it only made you stronger.
Now that’s a story that serves you.