Yesterday I received an email from a reader asking the question.
“What do you do when you’re stuck? How do you moving ahead when you can’t stop thinking about everything that happened before - and everything that’s happening now?”
The answer is simply to keep going. Do not allow uncertainty and self-doubt control the moment. Do not allow the past to control your present. Put one foot in front of the other, walk forward and don’t look back.
In truth, I am not naturally a turn the other cheek, forgive & forget kind of girl. I wish I was. I struggle with understanding the “why” behind someone’s intention to inflict pain. I fight against the universe, its timelines, and understanding why things happen the way they do. I wish for a way to change the past, the present, and the future. So, I completely understand how easy it is to become consumed with the “whys” and wishing something had turned out differently than it did.
Sometimes we all need a friend to tell us that life isn’t as hard as we’re making it. Maybe it isn’t our place to understand the “why” in this moment. Maybe we’re not meant to learn the lesson here and now. But we are meant to move forward and not to be weighed down by things that cannot be changed. I’m writing this to you now is because I also need to hear it.
The truth is - You just have to show up. Put a smile on your face and get moving. Accept the joys along with the struggles and keep on trucking. If for no other reason because life has amazing things in store and you don’t want to miss what’s next because you’re looking back!
Trust that you are where you’re supposed to be, learning the lessons and growing in all the ways you were meant to in order to become the person you need to be to open your heart to the experiences that wait.
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