Address The Past
Have you found yourself feeling “I’ve been here before?” Are there struggles or themes throughout your life in relationships, jobs, friendships, etc?
If so, these issues most likely stem from a place in your past. You see, we are led by previous experiences in our lives that create themes we live by, mostly ones that we are unaware of. For someone it could be, “I’ll never be good enough,” or “I am not worth it,” for another it could be, “I’m the problem,” or “I’m a disappointment.” Our unique personality, life experience and early relationships shape these themes in our lives, most often when we are vulnerable, young and unaware of the underlying feelings left behind.
Once we’ve confronted these negative patterns and recognized their origin, we are finally able to discover the beauty of who we are and embrace ourselves with love, compassion and practice self-acceptance. Creating a shift in perspectives from an internal feeling of self-doubt and shame to self-assurance and self-respect.
Taking the time to invest in yourself, who you are and where you’ve been will provide the opportunity to recognize where you might be stuck in the past and allow you to finally find the freedom and fulfillment in your relationships and other aspects of your life that you have been craving. You will discover new insights and learn to recognize old negative patterns that once determined your self-worth. Just be prepared that it will likely be the hardest thing you’ve ever done, but in the end will be the best investment and decision you ever made.
In my next blog, I will uncover more of how to dive into these issues and take control.