I am better able to let go of the past when I can meet my fears head on and sincerely apologize for my half of the equation, thus relinquishing any attached shame that I have been carrying around about it.
I’d say in the last twenty years there have three defining moments that God Bless America I wish I had been better equipped to handle emotionally when they were going down.
As of yesterday, I was finally able to communicate my apologies for how I handled a breakup that happened close to twenty years ago, thus owning the third of my three defining moments.
There is great freedom, when time has passed, in owning and apologizing for any past wrong doings on your part.
We all do things that we regret once we are removed from the situation.
We all can count the ways in which we could have said and done things differently.
However, the past is the past.
But the present, the present is a time in which we can all say, I’m sorry, or whatever it is that you need to say.
Honestly saying goodbye and thank you to the past opens the way for a better future.