What you’re experiencing right now is the residual effect of your past thinking. Memories, past events, old relationships, and especially your own thoughts regarding them all? They’re influencing where you are right here, right now, today.
It’s not the things. It’s your thoughts about them that are driving you.
Or holding you back.
What determines who and what you become is the difference between your hopes and your fears. Everything in your life revolves around whether you focus on what you want and like, or what you don’t want and don’t like.
You’ve encountered hardships and rotten treatment in life. You’ve been used and taken advantage of. Had your heart broken and figured you needed your head examined.
Big deal. So has everyone else. You can focus on all that, wanting to be exonerated and setting everything right.
Or you can shrug it off and let it all go, and focus instead on what you really want throughout the remainder of this life.
It’s your choice. Yet you must choose; you cannot do both. As I once read, retribution and self-fulfillment are rarely served on the same plate.
© from my 2nd Cup files ~ D. Dean Boone, January 2020