Memories of the past are essential, valuable not only for cherishing people and experiences, but also to help us learn and grow. The past is a catalog of who we are and how we got here, but memories can be misleading, even hindering.
Holding on to grudges, labels, and trauma can limit our capacity to make new experiences and live life to the fullest, whether we are aware of these constraints or not. Therefore, letting go of the past can often be a very freeing experience for a lot of people.
If you let go of the previous experience, you open yourself up to so many possibilities.
Say you’ve had an awkward encounter with your boss at your previous place of work, and have now labeled yourself as an unsociable, bumbling freak who cannot possibly manage agreeable relationships with coworkers.
You’ve decided that this is a part of your personality, and this label will continue to limit future relationships with your peers, even though it’s a delusion based on one previous experience. It will haunt you until you wake up and realize that experiences and memories don’t define you, and make the conscious decision to let go of the past.
Once you decide to live your life in the present, you can not only have more experiences but also learn to appreciate each moment more. Rather than worrying about the future, or reliving the past, you live life as it is, right here, and always now.
Check out the video below where I share more details about why and how let go of the past. And don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!