Looking back is okay, as long as it doesn’t prevent you from looking forward. The past is riddled with trauma, fond memories, and lessons…lots and lots of lessons. The past can give you insight into the things that have gone wrong and what you can do differently to make it right. The past is the key that opens the door to your future.
Sometimes it can be scary to look back, for fear of what might be waiting for you. There may be things in your past that will be too painful to reflect on, but pain can ignite the spark that sets freedom ablaze. In order to truly set yourself free, you have to become intimate with the prison from which you need to be freed from.
Show gratitude for the experiences that brought you to this space. Pain, suffering, happiness, and joy, each have been etched into your present existence. The you that has endured and conquered can only stand because of what you have done and where you have been.
Give thanks to the memories that have shaped and molded you into the person you are today. If there are still shackles from which you should be loosed, your past holds the key. Look back and unlock the door.