This is something I try to be incredibly mindful of…
Having met with fear, failure, and success over time…as do we all of the human race…I cannot help but “fluctuate” – some days are good, some are great, while others feel somber and disheartening.
I sincerely believe that each experience provides wisdom and strength – while in some ways the construct of time is man-made (or made-determined), each moment builds, follows a prior one…and collapses as the next “tick” comes. It will march forward one way or the other and being “stuck” is a painful and lonely place to be.
Accepting and acknowledging our feelings is of vital importance – they are, after all, valid. That said, the deeper-colored they are, the more oppressive the shadows they cast over our positivity and well-being.
I had some flashbacks myself the other day about an abusive person who had very little good to say, and who wounded me very deeply. It hurt. It was frightening. It was sobering, and saddening… I coincidentally came across this quotation not long after them – what a lovely reminder!
Staying mindful, and as much in the moment, focused on the good things feels like the proper undercurrent for me – I have my moments, and I forgive myself that I am human, shaped by the ups and downs of Life. I remember that I am okay NOW – I am in a great place, I have fought to be where I am…and I am SO much stronger than I was.
When the past endeavors to persuade my heart and spirit to sink, I take a deep breath and focus on the path ahead of me, and the blessings of NOW. You are allowed to feel…but remember that you also have control, and you ARE doing great.