WEEK 4 – MARCH 2008
We have all made mistakes in the past, made poor judgement calls, harboured ill feelings towards others, hurt someone or been hurt by someone. The only person who gets hurt by holding onto this baggage is ourself. It is like a snake bite. It is not the bite that kills you; it is the venom that infects your system. What do you need to let go of in your life in order to achieve your dreams?
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the people who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of their freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
When you truly let go of something emotionally, it evaporates. When you let go of things, they let go of you.
Ann Quinn, Ph.D