I use the word “story” a lot. That’s because our lives are nothing but stories. They are a series of events linked together by our emotions; through these emotions, we make sense of the world around us. So if you’ve ever been told that how you feel is wrong, that your feelings don’t matter, or that you should shut up about something that’s upsetting you, then all I can say is this: it’s time for a new story.
It’s time for a new story.
Now is the time to let go of old stories that no longer serve you. It’s time to create new stories that align with your true self.
You can’t change the past, but you can change how you think about it. And once we get over this hurdle of believing that our lives can be determined by what happened in the past, we have a much better chance at creating an amazing future for ourselves!
There is nothing wrong with letting go and letting yourself feel what you feel.
There is nothing wrong with letting go and letting yourself feel what you feel. You are a human being, after all. Take this for example: It may be hard to accept that your partner didn’t want to be with you anymore. That is touch. However, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t mean anything is wrong with YOU. Embrace what was and move on to what is to come.
It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be angry or upset. It’s okay if these feelings come in waves–sometimes they’ll come strong every day; sometimes they won’t seem so important anymore as time goes on (or maybe they will). The important thing is not trying to suppress these feelings but allowing yourself space for them so that when they arise, you can recognize them without judgment or shame and honor their presence in your life at that moment instead of resisting them or fighting them away because of some preconceived notion about how we’re “supposed” feel.
The seed is ready to sprout
- The seed is ready to sprout.
- The seed is ready to grow.
- The seed is ready to bloom.
- The seed is ready to blossom.
Breaking up the stony ground is not an easy task. In fact, it can be downright painful. You may have experienced this yourself if you’ve ever had to let go of someone or something important in your life that inspired or challenged you somehow.
It might be tempting to hold on to the past through negative feelings and thoughts. But what use is that? The only thing that a negative mindset will get us is more negativity, which leads nowhere good.
There are many reasons why we keep our emotions close to us, or try not to feel them at all.
But there are also many reasons why we keep our emotions close to us, or try not to feel them at all.
Maybe you don’t want to be seen as weak, so you hide your feelings. Maybe you’re afraid that if people know how much pain you’re in they’ll think less of you. Or maybe it’s because if anyone sees how sad and scared and angry you are, they might try to take care of you—and that would make things worse because then there’d be even more attention on your emotions and feelings, which would just make everything worse than ever before!
Whatever the case may be for why we push away our emotional needs or ignore them altogether (which is really just another form of pushing), this can lead us down a path where we don’t recognize our own needs at all.
This takes practice, but the more often you do it, the easier it gets. You can learn to accept your feelings and allow them to move through you.
You can’t control the feelings of others.
You can’t control the past.
You can’t control what other people think about you.
You can’t control the future.
And you certainly can’t control your present circumstances, no matter how much you want to – whether it be a job, relationship or situation in life. But there is one thing that we do have complete power over: our thoughts and emotions! And if we use this power wisely, we will be able to make decisions based on our intuition rather than fear or insecurity – which ultimately leads us down a path of self-discovery and empowerment (and subsequently, success).
So the next time you feel broken and lost, try to remember this post. It won’t make your pain magically disappear. But it can serve as a reminder that any situation can change, just like the weather. And when you decide to allow new things into your life—when you’re ready to break up the stony ground and let new things grow—you might even find yourself flourishing in ways you never expected.