Learning to move on
Gratitude. One pearl of happiness and peacefulness that is very often overlooked. One stepping stone to growth that is never given credit. Many of us have grown from trauma, endured pain, redeemed ourselves from regret and yet we have clouded the beauty that life has because we still holding on to the past. Most of all, we are so quick to beat ourselves up and hardly ever note how strong we are. Many a time we want to move on from life but we do not know where to start. Sometimes all it takes is appreciating life itself, and acknowledging ourselves. Appreciate the person you are, and acknowledge the tremendous amount of strength that is embodied deep within you. A shift of focus can make a huge difference. As cliché as it may sound, it is the dawn of growth and rooting of happiness and peace. Changing your perspective is the beginning of discovering a whole new side of life.
We fail to realize that it is what you focus on, that will be of great magnitude.We focus too much on what is happening that should not be happening, or what is not happening that should be happening that we forget to stop and appreciate life itself. We bombard ourselves with so much negativity and feed our hearts, soul, and mind with so much heaviness. We block out every chance of being happy because of the miserable normal we choose to live. It is true that ‘holding on to the past is dying in the present’. At times we hold on to the past which only means we deny life the opportunity to open a new season for us which has far more possibilities and growth. Life is always willing to offer greater and most fulfilling happiness and freedom, yet we are too consumed by the past that we deny ourselves of this greater promise. Every new day is another chance to remake yourself and narrate a better story. It is time we stop overlooking the abundant amount of fulfillment that life has instore and the greater promise that the future seems to offer.
Oprah Winfrey once said ‘be thankful for what you have; you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you do not have you will never have enough’. There is so much in life to be grateful for and a little patience and letting go will make you realize all of it. There is always a greater cause to look forward to. And one thing about gratitude is the essence of inspiration that it gives off. I think it is time we rekindle the pearl of happiness, peacefulness, and stillness. And know that this pearl will never shine in all of its glory when overshadowed or clouded by sadness, trauma, and hurt. Take that leap of faith to free yourself from the tangles that mistakes, regret, trauma, and pain have left you in. Allow yourself of the most fulfilling happiness that life is willing to give and free yourself of that trauma. Your future is way greater than the past that you confine yourself to. It is time to let go and move on. I wish you well.