When thinking about life remember this: No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
This is something I have to constantly remind myself of. The guilt and shame that plagues my mind… Perhaps it comes with painful memories of my past. Perhaps it comes from all the “what if” scenarios I can create. Perhaps it comes from the wrong belief I developed as a little girl that I was never good enough… Guilt… But none of it is mine and all of it I need to let go of.
Don’t you ever feel guilty over your own past. What happened is done and over with. What you don’t realize is that the things you feel “guilty” about could have saved you from something else… a different path… something you’ll never be aware of.
What I do know is that no matter what has happened only creates experiences that we have the power to choose to learn and grow from. So don’t feel guilty! Feel empowered that you can now be that much stronger.
Perhaps it’s my fear of the unknown. Perhaps it’s my desire to always be in control. Perhaps it’s my habit of worrying about the future in order to escape my present. But this anxiety is once again pointless, false and not mine to carry. Because right now in this very moment my life is wonderful and I need to keep retraining my mind to understand this.
Life is naturally full of ups and downs, but we can handle them. When things get tough we don’t need to jump to feeling guilty over things that happened years ago. Likewise when things get tough we don’t have to get anxious, spinning our minds about the future.
It is my challenge to you all, myself included, to work on being here now. Let go of the past. You are good enough. Let go of the future. You will still be absolutely good enough! ~Britt