Past and present.

January 15, 2018

“When you hold onto your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.” –Bishop T.D Jakes

 

 How many of us define our self-worth, our morals, our expectations from our past?

For many years I defined myself by past experiences, past relationships and past scenarios.

 

My soul self looks back at these moments and I know she wouldn’t take it back for anything.

For years I tried to understand the past, the thoughts, the feelings and I realised that there was no point in arguing the feelings and no point in questioning what was… it was shaping me into who I needed to be.

 

Our whole life is made up of definitions:

 

People: Who help define who we are. They teach us what we are willing to take, give and compromise on.

They take us on a journey, allowing us into their space, their life and understanding their truth. Whether it be for a day, a month or a year we are constantly defining ourselves by the people we meet and the past.

 

Jobs: We allow our occupation to define who we are. Whether you are a writer, doctor, hairdresser, cleaner, waitress- that title alone imprints a definition on who we are, what we are worth and how seriously we should be taken.

 

Our past: Something we cannot change and cannot erase; moments etched into our memory and our hearts. Words and actions that will stay with us forever; they will make us feel and think differently.

It doesn’t matter what our past is made up of, what matters is how we continue living a life once we have experienced defining moments- do we curl up or flourish?

 

There have been many factors that have shaped me into the person I am today (and I have no doubt that there’s more to come) BUT what I know is that, my past has sparked a fire within me to speak to others, to listen to others, to help others… so for that I say thank-you.

 

“Life is not happening to you, it’s happening for you.” Tony Robbins

 

Peace & love,

Mikaela

 

 

 

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