We’ve made many mistakes, and now we regret those mistakes. We want to punish ourselves. We torture, abuse, insult, and criticize ourselves.
In short, we hate ourselves.
This hatred toward life causes us unnecessary pain and suffering.
At any moment of the day, we can’t do anything more significant than our experience and understanding. Whatever mistake you made in the past was because of your lack of knowledge. You did the best that you could do but failed because of a lack of experience.
Now is when you can start writing the story of life with your own hands. Whatever happened in the past is nothing but a memory, and memories are a collection of dead images and words.
They haunt you because you believe those thoughts running in your mind are honest. No, my dear friend, they’re nothing but dead recordings with no meaning.
Irrespective of the shame and guilt you feel about an incident in the past, you can’t change anything. You can’t change the past. What you can do is forgive yourself.
I know it’s easy to forgive others but hard to forgive yourself. Think about the innocent child that lives within you. She can’t bear the pain of your hatred; She needs love and respect.
Witness the old version of you as an ignorant child. Forgive her.
Lastly, I want to assure you that no mistake exists that can’t be corrected. You can start a new life but not with regret and remorse, shame and guilt, fear and ego.
Forgiveness is the way, my dear. Let it go, all the past and afflictions associated with it. Become as light as a bird and start living your dreams.
Life always gives you another chance, irrespective of the level of our mistakes. You can change your destiny by changing your thoughts about it.
The future is brighter than you think.