It’s been a little while since I did a Personal Reflection Exercise and several events that have happened to me lately led me to this topic. I don’t know about you, but I have been through some shizzz. And sometimes that shizz can get stuck in your head, ready to rear up and sabotage your progress with just a little pressure on a particular trigger.
The good news is that we don’t have to be bogged down and stunted in our personal growth, financial growth or spiritual growth by things that are in the past. We may choose to be, but we don’t have to be. We can make up our minds to let it go, move on, aspire to do more, be more and live more.
Today’s personal reflection exercise is about moving past things that have happened in our lives – our pasts – and being free to continuously progress into the people we were born to be.
I am free of the challenges of my past.
I choose to leave the past in the past. I am focused on my present and future. I can remember happy times from my past. But I choose to leave my past challenges behind me where they belong.
I learn from the challenges of the past and then I release them. The past can only exist in my mind. I have better uses for my mind than remembering negative events from the past.
The present is my primary focus. I use the present to create my future. I am committed to enjoying every moment as it is happening.
Life can only be lived in the present.
The past is only a mirage of who I used to be. I am constantly growing and evolving. I renew myself each day.
The past is only a snapshot of a time gone by. I learn from the past and then immediately move on. I am grateful for my past challenges since I learn so much from them. After gaining that knowledge, I release my awareness of those challenges.
Each day, I remember to focus on the things that are in my life right now. My present is free of any negative influences of my past.
Today, I am focused on creating an exciting future. I concern myself with new challenges, rather than the old. When I am free of my past, I get more enjoyment out of my present moments.
1. What can I learn from my past challenges?
2. What items from my past would be best to release from my attention?
3. What would I gain by focusing on the present and future?
Journal writing is a great way to get in touch with your dreams, goals, insights and emotions. Use the questions above as a prompt to writing out your own personal reflection entry today!
~ Carrie A Medford
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