You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past.
You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it.
You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Do you ever get stuck in the past? Big old feelings come roaring back?
They are never about today. They are always about the past.
A new start requires grieving, leaving, and cleaving.
There is the good-bye, the closing the door, building a wall, moving to be in the present moment.
The here, and now so that we can see the next door that opens before us.
The past is woven within the present but the past is not the present, nor the future. If your past is distracting you from your present then…
Take a deep breath.
Close your eyes.
Imagine a long hallway with many doors behind you.
These are the rooms of your past.
Some are closed.
Some are partially open.
Some are wide open.
The open doors are drawing your energy to what is finished and cannot be undone.
This energy drain, distracts you from the here and now. So, with quiet intention close each door tightly so there is nothing able to call to you from that room, lock them if you must so they will remain shut for as long as you desire.
The past is over.
Now build a wall in that hallway with the doors from the past
on the other side so there will no longer be those distractions.
You are here now, in the present, with all your energy and focus ready for
whatever next presents itself. Until then enjoy this moment.
Let now be your magic.
Now look toward the future.
What doors do you want to open?
What life experiences do you want to have?
How do you want the story of your life to go?
Question everything. Think for yourself. Always ask: “Is this true for me?”
You are the ruler of what is true for you.
Write this down. Get clear. Think big.
What is it that will bring you the most joy?
What is the highest version of the greatest life you can imagine?
Choose that! Declare it will be yours! Write it down! Own it!
Be the gratitude you feel as if it is so now.
Gratitude is the magnet to all that is wonderful in life.
Can’t close the doors? Let’s talk.
This is paraphrased from a paper that crossed my desk some time ago.
So whoever wrote it and sent it to me thank you for sharing it with me.