We’ve all experienced difficult times and painful events. Moving forwards and healing means processing what’s happened and learning to be at peace with it, whether that means learning from it, forgiving someone who’s harmed us, forgiving ourselves, or simply coming to terms with how it’s made us feel. Maybe we’re holding on to past hurts, insults, failures, regrets of things done or not done, petty annoyances, diagnoses, loss, tragedy. It could be a myriad of things that we find ourselves getting snagged on from time to time.
Sometimes we need to take a breath. See what it is that we’re caught on, that keeps us locked where we are, or that keeps hurting us. What will it take to deal with those experiences? Process it, learn from it, forgive, heal.
It takes courage to let go, but sometimes that’s the healthiest thing you can to do heal yourself and move forward. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll never feel the pain of those events again or that you’ve forgotten; it’s not about denying it. It’s about acknowledging and accepting, choosing to rise above it and move forward. Small steps, but as you do so, you’ll grow more confident swinging from those monkey bars and lighter from the past no longer weighing so heavily on your shoulders.