It’s Monday and what better way to start the week as with a little inspiration. For me, such inspiration often comes in the form of a quote that somehow speaks to me. At this point and time, it is forgiveness that strikes a chord with me, and it comes in the sense of not only forgiving others who might have hurt us, but also for ourselves and the unrealistic expectations/standards we often place onto ourselves. We are all pretty magical and superheroes in our own way, but I’m talking about the mistakes that we all make at some point. Every journey is different and if you believe that everybody deserves a second chance, then this one is for you. So give yourself a break, and without using this as a crutch or excuse, please do remember that nobody is perfect.
I’ve always had high standards for myself, but over time I learned to acknowledge and remind myself that I did the best I could at the time. Maybe I’d do things a little different if I had to do them again, but I have no regrets and know that those stepping stones were necessary for my growth. I forgive myself while I value the lesson, but most of all, I move on and don’t harbor in the guilt.
Forgive yourself first
Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind.
Don’t become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes.
Don’t remind yourself of what should have, could have, or would have been.
Release it and let go. Move on.