You Forgot To…Forgive Yourself


It’s been so long since I’ve written something, actually, it’s been a while since I felt that spark, that sudden urge to pen down my thoughts. These past couple of months weren’t easy on me, mentally or physically. Everyone has things going on in their life, things that only their inner selves can truly understand and well like every other human being on the face of the earth, I too have had to walk down that road; let’s just say it isn’t as smooth and well constructed as the new bridges and “signal free corridors” our Prime Minister has been busy putting his undying love and devotion into.

Hello? what happened to the energy crisis, the dire need for a better education system and better healthcare?! *sighs*

Okay, enough on the sheer incompetency of our sitting government and more on what this post is supposed to be about. I had a conversation with a close friend yesterday and she got me thinking – why do we keep dwelling in the past? Why don’t we love ourselves enough to forgive us for our mistakes? We make innumerable mistakes in our lifetimes, we have major falling outs with our kith and kin, we face betrayals, heartbreaks, we’re constantly waging wars and amidst all this, we trap ourselves in a cage of self pity and doubt.

We stop looking at ourselves in the mirror and reminding us of the people we really are, and the individuals we ought to be. We become obstacles in the path of our own evolution, we start fearing transition and we stand still in the fear of the uphill battle that awaits us.

We keep looking back and holding on to the past, we’re in denial of our shortcomings, we fail to accept ourselves for the people we were in the past and the people we are at present, we keep wanting to go back to a better place, we keep wanting to somehow erase our past experiences and look at life from another perspective, but the bitter truth is that we don’t have the power to change what’s already happened.

The only thing that is in our power is to accept it, make peace with it and move forward. Moving forward is the only way to go, it’s the only way you can gain your sanity back, and it’s the only way you’ll finally be able to make space for better things in your life. Let bygones be bygones, free yourself, give yourself room to grow…just forgive yourself, It’s about time you did.

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