I am a quote junkie and this one stood out to me today... how true this is! As I read this earlier I thought, "I wonder how many people are standing at the edge of something amazing but keep looking back with feelings of fear, guilt or shame." If that sounds like you, trust me, you are certainly not alone. I have done this myself. We all have chapters of our lives that we find ourselves re-reading at times. Chapters that leave us feeling we are not capable of change or show us all the reasons moving forward will be scary, etc.
I want to remind you today that you have the freedom and option of turning the page! What is re-reading the same material over and over doing for you? Is it to learn from the experience and gain wisdom? Ummmm... I'm guessing probably not. We usually only need to reflect short-term on an experience to gather the information necessary to help us in the future. More than that and we are doing something else... punishing ourselves, justifying our fears, keeping ourselves stuck, blaming others... things that aren't helpful to us and definitely not allowing us to move forward.
Give yourself permission to turn the page!
Licensed Professional Counselor