Why is it important to let go of your past
Sometimes our past struggles can weigh very heavily on our shoulders, holding us back and further preventing us from living in the moment and being who we really want to be Here are five reasons that why is it important to let go of your past.
According to Eckhart Tolle, people create and also maintain their problems because they give them a sense of identity.
We all have a past and we are all shaped by it, but we are not defined by it nor are we bound to it. Only we have the power to define ourselves. Only we can take charge of our lives, our present and our future.
Every day, every moment is a chance to let go, so open ourselves up to some new experiences and take action to create a meaningful future.
Here are 5 Reasons to let go of the past and embrace the future.
You cannot change the past
We spend too much of our precious time dwelling in the past. “I wish I could just erase that mistake.” “Why did that happen to me?”, “I wish I’d made my own choices earlier.”, “I wish…” You simply can’t go back and change the past, but you can choose not to suffer now, learn from it and let go and take responsibility for yourself and your future.”
You create space for something new
When you further release your past struggles, mistakes, setbacks and fears, you make room for something new to emerge. The world is full of amazing and exciting opportunities waiting to be discovered and new experiences will be knocking at your door when you allow yourself to close the old one.
You will be stronger
So let g your past struggles, old habits, people who are not serving your best interest and anything else that is holding you back, is not an easy task, because it requires you to leave your comfort zone. This is why many people simply choose to further maintain the status quo.
They keep coming up with excuses as to why they should not let go of their past yet, rather than embrace transformation and change. But choosing to let go will make you stronger and more secure. It allows you to focus on what you need to do to live in the present moment and become who you really are. Each time a new challenge comes your way, you know how to overcome it allowing you take back charge of your goals and your life.
You will experience a new sense of freedom
Imagine walking through life with a heavy backpack full of rocks. All the painful experiences you have endured, mistakes you have made, and setback you’ve had to overcome are weighing you down, making you feel stuck, and holding you back from living your life.
Choosing to throw away and release each rock will allow you to experience a newfound sense of freedom that will carry over into every aspect of your life.
You can appreciate yourself
Your past has shaped you into the special and unique individual that you are today. Realizing this is a great first step to appreciating and embracing your own story. Nobody is perfect and we all carry a certain past with us. When you forgive yourself and let go of everything that happened yesterday you create space in your heart for the beautiful things the world has to offer and you can use your energy to work on the goals and dreams that make you happy.
Holding on to your past can hold us back in so many ways, from the self-destructing behaviors to anxiety, fear or anger. On the other hand, letting go further means letting in happiness, and is the key to your healing, growth and development throughout life.