A thought on releasing the past…

Part of the problem with new beginnings or starting over and rebuilding the self is using the past as one great reference point rather than a study session in a series of many.

Amy Lowell “To A Friend”

I ask but one thing of you, only one, That always you will be my dream of you; That never shall I wake to find untrue All this I have believed and rested on, Forever vanished, like a vision gone Out into the night. Alas, how few There are who strike in us a chord…

Can’t hold your growth hostage by dwelling in guilt over past mistakes.  Doing better is the best way to alleviate the pressure of the past.  It says, “I used this pain to learn something, not to keep living in fear.”  When you know you’re doing your best based on experience, you finally find true confidence.

“I wish I would have spent more time loving myself than wondering why I was never enough for you.“

Catullus 85

I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do this? I do not know but I feel it happen and I am torn apart.