Letting go of the past

I’ve been challenged in recent days about the amount of past baggage I’ve been letting intrude into my present. Between the loving but firm words of good friends and the continuing synchronicity of the internet, I’ve been unable to avoid facing up to this.

When I stopped procrastinating and avoiding it, and actually thought about my baggage, I realised a couple of things:

1. my skin renews itself entirely every seven years – surely I can allow my heart/soul/mind to renew after more than twice that many years, and

2. I’ve had enough of holding onto the past and letting my baggage limit me.


I’ve decided to make the choice to live ‘here and now’ (helped along by this blog post).

I’ve decided to celebrate who I am and all the good I have now.

I don’t need to hold onto past pain and others’ expectations – I can soar higher without that baggage.

I do realise that actually living this way every day will be harder than choosing to make this decision was (and that was hard enough).

That said, I am choosing to work at this, and choosing to let my soul heal.

I am certain it will be worth the effort.

❤ ❤ ❤

Right, that’s the heavy bit over 😉

In the interests of enjoying the here and now, here’s one of my favourite ‘Simon’s cat’ videos:



Author: verdant1

belly dancer, mother, student, public servant, shaman, knitter, sister, feminist, gardener and a lot more...

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