Sunday, October 27, 2013

If you hold onto your history...

This lesson is another from Oprah's LifeClass show as well as from my favorite LifeClass teacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes.   There have been a few blog entries on here about holding on to the past and that you are the person who can re-write your story and make a new ending.  It is a lesson that bares repeating many times because it is something that many of us get caught up in.

History is something that is part of our life but it is NOT something that dictates how the rest of our lives will be.  We all have gone through some not so good times and experiences.  And yes they help us grow and teach us lesson, but they do not hold us back from being who we are meant to be.  They only do that if you let them.  When you hold on to things in the past and define yourself by those things you are doing so by putting your destiny in life at risk from ever happening.  This is one of those things in life that you need to weigh the cost and outcome of your choice.  Is it worth being unhappy and blocking yourself from what your life is meant to be because you are holding on to the pain and fear of something that happened in the past?  Chances are you answered that with a no, which is true.  The past is something that happened and no matter how hard you want to you cannot change it.  So do not procrastinate your own happiness!

Accept that what happened has happened.  Accept that someone hurt you.  Accept that you made a bad decision.  But don't accept that those things define who you are and that you will never move on from it.  Accepting does not mean you are saying what happened was alright, it is about saying that you acknowledge that it happened but are not going to be consumed by it.  Don't let your history define your life at the expense of your destiny, instead choose to be happy and live YOUR life!

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