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.