I’m preparing to embark on another journey, a small one this time but one of the most significant I feel. Prior to travelling, I met a group, who provided me with some valuable words. I spoke about my past today, something I haven’t done in a while and whilst I didn’t particularly enjoy it, maybe it was needed.
One of the most important things I have come to realise is that I’m done with reacting. This is a situation whereby there will always be emotions that run deep. I may feel that I have conquered hurt, betrayal, abuse however the reality is that it can take something unsuspecting to trigger another emotion lying deeper. Reacting gives my control away; reacting gives my control to those who held power over me five years ago and whom I have allowed to continue to do so.
So it’s time to forgive and move on. I’m not talking about my ex – strangely that happened a long time ago. But to clear the remains of negativity that has followed for so long.
My in-laws for one. There have been a number of pieces which I have written about my relationship with them. We live in the same city and we will frequent the same places. I have a tendency to avoid going anywhere if I know they will be there. The thoughts of how I would react upon seeing them used to play in my mind. However they are my past. They don’t hold any power over me nor me over them.
My ex’s (ex) friends. A select few have been on the receiving end of my resentment for years. But that only serves to affect me, not them. Perhaps somewhere deep down they do care about their actions and carry some remorse. Maybe they don’t. I’ve come to realise though that the world is filled with more good than it is bad. For that reason, I like to think they made an error in judgement and it was never done from some inherently bad place.
So it’s time to move on from these people. My issues with them are done. My writings about them are done. With so many bigger problems around us, my energy and time can be spent on more productive things. Peace and love.