How many of us are still hanging on to things we did many years ago? How many can sit in the memory and feel as if "that thing" happened yesterday. How long do we sit "with that thing"?
I would take a wild guess and state "it is most of us."
My message to you....Forgive yourself...please forgive yourself! Why? Because "that thing" you did is over and your road to forgiving yourself is to let it go; so you may begin your healing. Easier said than done...of course. However, you must let it go. If not, you will not move forward. You will not become what you are striving for. You will remain in the the shadow of that thing and constantly remind yourself that you still are that person that did that thing. It's not true!
Forgiving yourself is so freeing. Forgiving yourself is the step toward loving yourself. Forgiving yourself is not allowing that thing to define you for the rest of your life. Let the thing go. It's not holding on to you...you are holding on to that thing. The only power it has is the power you give it. Repeat..The only power it has is the power you allow. Why give your power to a nothing?
Set yourself free. Put the thing where it should be...in the black hole of nothingness and never to be seen or heard from again. Please set yourself free!
Until the next time..