So I chose the image for this blog with the intention of writing about the past. One of my favorite quotes comes from Buddha and is "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." I feel that all too often I spend way too much time thinking about the past and things that I can't change. I spend an excessive amount of time and energy obsessing over things that happened years ago and holding on to anger. In the grand scheme of it all these things do not even matter. Sure they did at the time but being sad or mad or even extremely angry about these things doesn't change anything. In all honesty would I really really want to change these things. Everything that has happened in my life has happened for a reason every choice led me to where I am now and who I am and though I'm doing a lot of work on myself, I like who I am and the values that I have.
Sometime this weekend I plan on writing a few letters to people I keep holding on to anger toward. I am going to write out everything I feel and that I wish they knew then I'm going to burn those letters and with that I'll let go of all of those feelings.
I challenge everyone to think of something from their past they are holding on to. Something that truly doesn't serve a purpose. Anger, Sorrow, bitterness. And I want you to let them go. Realize that if you wouldn't have had those things happen you wouldn't be who you are. Throwback Thursdays are great but only when you are thinking of happy things.