Making Peace with the Past

Yes, we have to accept the past, as we cannot change it. But we can study it for wisdom, look into it for truth, examine it for understanding. Look at the past with open eyes. Try to see all the sides, all the motivations of yourself and others. Ask yourself if there were other paths that could have been taken. And then, ask yourself where you would be now if you’d taken a different path. Who would you be now. Think about how much or how little control you had over what happened to you, and how you survived. Look at all the gifts you have today, because of your past. If you do these things, I believe you will find compassion for yourself and others, and peace and acceptance in your own heart and soul.

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About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.
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