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How to let go of the past

asked 2018-10-30 16:36:59 -0600

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updated 2018-10-31 10:41:51 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Its hard to let go of the past, past mistakes I made just over a year ago and mistakes Ive made throughout my whole life. But its not me who is even concerned with it its people around me and those that keep me fresh in my past mistakes.

My question is how do you overcome your past? Ive asked for forgiveness and I believe I am forgiven I have grown a lot since my first post here on Sikhnet and I trust God to show me the good path forward and keep me strong.

The associations of my past, the relvancy of how I might have been and my thought process of why I did what I did no longer exists in my brain but how do you tell others? How do you convience others that past shouldnt be carried into the present or future? How can I show that I am not the person I was and infact I have no idea who the person I was when I commited the mistakes. I believe I just was a lost soul with wrong guidance, no faith, surrounded by fakes, how could I have thrived when I had no faith in myself?

Or do I simply ignore and not allow it to continue to consume me as I have nothing to say as the past me because I am not and never was that person.

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answered 2018-10-31 10:45:10 -0600

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Option two. Ignore it and don't allow it to continue to consume you. People will think whatever they think and they will say whatever they say. Trust them to do exactly what they do. Just keep moving forwards with kindness, compassion, courage and joy.

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Yes but how do you let go of the fear of your community and the people that are there to gossip about you won’t ultimately come forth and ruin your future because of the past mistakes? I’m afraid that my past isn’t my reality but others will take advantage to ruin me

Hopelesslyhopefull gravatar imageHopelesslyhopefull ( 2018-10-31 16:24:22 -0600 )edit

People gossip no doubt, but you can’t allow that to become a fear. If things come about from your past that you have learned from and moved on from, then you know that. God knows that. You know that you have made changes in your life to get to where you are.

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-11-01 00:21:35 -0600 )edit

Others cannot use something against you if you aren’t ashamed so let go of that part and just be solid on the fact that don't need to be a slave to your past.

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-11-01 00:21:59 -0600 )edit

Its not a matter of convincing others but rather of living on as a changed person with your new learnings and letting others just be. They will naturally move on. We all make mistakes and you deserve to live in the present moment.

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2018-11-01 00:23:33 -0600 )edit

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