You are not your past. It just baffles me that when you find yourself in a better place in your life. When you have overcome so much, when you finally realize that you need to turn things around. When you begin to follow the path that leads you to bigger and better things, there seems to always be someone lurking in the shadows trying to remind you of who you once were.
Some of us have experienced many lows in our lives. Some of us have made many mistakes; mistakes that we may be ashamed of to this very day. But guess what, you are not your past.
We all have flaws. Perfection does not exist. We all have to go through something in life to become the person that we are destined to be. It’s true that some people’s journey in life is more difficult than others. But what can make life difficult for us all is when we are trying to grow, when we are striving to be better human beings, having people not uplifting us and cheering us on, but instead, having people constantly reminding us of who we use to be. You are not your past.
I often wonder why when some people see other people finally on the right path and finally making the right decisions, they try to bring them down. Instead of celebrating their transformation, they want to remind them of their flaws and their mistakes. I often wonder if a person’s life is so miserable that they find comfort in seeing other people’s lives crumble.
Continue to grow. Continue to strive to be a better human being. Continue to follow the path that leads you to bigger and better things. Don’t feel in bondage to your mistakes in life. Remember, regardless of what other people may say or think, you are not your past.