There’s probably one thing we all have in common. No, it’s not bad hair days or tummy bulges… it’s our past. Wherever and whatever state we are in right now is a result of our past. At one point in our lives, we must have gone through some heart-wrenching event which nearly cost us our sanity.
Until now, we are sometimes reminded by those woeful events in the past. Yes, I’m talking about how looking at those motorcycle boots continues to remind you of how your ex-boyfriend broke your heart to smithereens. And we can’t help it, even if we tried. Certain objects or people anchor us to the past and all the pains which came with it.
So, how do we finally break free from the past which haunts us? Some believe that you don’t get over the pain, you just get used to it. Others believe that time heals all wounds.
To each his own, I guess. We all have our coping mechanisms. Some bury themselves in work just to numb the pain. Others paint the town red in efforts to forget. Still others just shut the past down and move on.
Whatever your coping style is, just do it. Have faith that things will be better. Give yourself time to mourn, and then pick up the pieces and move forward. It’s the only way to go.