By Kathryn Green
Categories: Empowerment, Feelings, Life Coaching, Thoughts

We sometimes think that holding onto our story from the past will give us the anchor we need when we feel like we’re flailing in the present moment.

However, when we draw on the past, more often than not, it can act like a giant emotional anvil that pulls us down further and further from the comfort and stillness we are seeking.

The anchor we’re looking for can be found when we decide to let go of the anvil of the past and stay rooted in what’s happening right now. We sometimes hold onto the past for fear that if we let our grip ease up, we’ll lose ourselves or our memories.

Interestingly enough, the opposite is quite true. When we release our tight grasp on the emotional power of past and allow ourselves to be in the here and now, we find peace, resiliency and acceptance.

I decided to let my story help me rather than hold me back.

My story is mine. I own it.

However, it no longer holds the power to mean anything harmful or negative about my life, who I am and what’s possible.

While I cannot control many of the circumstances that occur in my life, I can control how I respond to them.

I am no longer at the mercy of life happening to me, because I have the power and the ability to choose what I think, how I feel and what I make it all mean.

This doesn’t mean that I no longer reflect on the past or feel negative emotion.

I do and I choose to.

It’s important to look for the significance of the past and to feel the full spectrum of emotions that come our way.

Reflection and feelings are our guides.

They show us what we want, what we don’t, what’s working and what isn’t.

I still have emotion about my past – sometimes the feelings are painful and sometimes they’re joyful, but they are always empowering because I know the past no longer holds power over what happens in my future.

I get to choose what my past means and the impact it has on my life.

This is the key to it all.

Join me for a free empowerment session so we can talk about what’s going on for you, what you want for your life and how we can work together to get you there!

It’s the first step on this next phase of your journey and an amazing gift to give yourself. It’s so worth it and so are you!

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