As painful as it may have been, the only way that your “past” can hold your “present” hostage is if you let it.
Just like your mess got started with one simple step…. one simple step in the “right” direction is all you need to get started on your comeback.
I know that this is the last thing that you want to hear… but you have to give yourself permission to imagine what life can be like outside of your mess.
Something tells me that you were created for so much more than self-inflicted pain.
The only thing that can keep you from fulfilling your purpose is your unwillingness to do the work necessary to move forward.
Pain causes us to forget who we were.
It causes us to forget our purpose.
It causes us to lose our dreams.
I know that it seems like there is no way out.
…. but you don’t have to believe that lie.
The exercise wasn’t the least bit complex. In fact, I didn’t expect it to trigger the emotions that it did. Yet at that moment, I felt safe and grateful, and I wanted to hug him…. and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.