“With truth before you, you will not look back.” ~ACIM
So, how much time has to pass until you can look back on something that felt so terrible at the time, and you can be okay with it?
I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer to this, as some events, particularly egregious events, can rock the human psyche beyond what you may think you are capable.
But, it is precisely this time that teaches us the most about our human capabilities and what lives inside your soul.
I know we create our reality by the thoughts we think, but no one would purposefully bring tragedy into their lives if they had the choice. There are life events that happen in which we have not control, and the “work;” the choices we make in how we frame it, the way we decide to deal with it, the stories we tell ourselves, the way we decide to move on or to stay there in the middle of the pain, determines the length of time it will take…TO HEAL.
I wasted a huge portion of my life when I decided to hold on to my pain. I created an environment in which pain continued to manifest in numerous ways that impacted my body, mind, and spirit. I can look back now and realize the reason I allowed this is because I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD A CHOICE!
If I could, I would take every hurting soul in this world and tell them this one secret: YOU HAVE A CHOICE! Then it would truly be up to them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said,
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
What if Emerson meant the meaning of “lies” to be the opposite of TRUTH?
It certainly changes the meaning of the quote a bit for me!
Either way, the quote is so full of power, and that power…that truth…lives inside us!
You are so powerful my friends, and you get to chose HOW or IF you decide to use it!