Moving Forward, or Backward?
We can make mistakes in life, and we most likely will. None of them are exempt from those, unfortunately! We may take a step back in one area of our lives, and even have some consequences from them.
But the question is- are you moving forward, or are you moving backward, when making those mistakes? It really depends on how you view them, and if you apply what you learned to future situations that may be the same, or similar. The lessons and experiences can be used as strength and ammo, for things that come up in similar future situations.
For instance- I drank, I stopped using for a period of time. Then I went back out. Then I stopped again. Then I went back out. See a pattern, here? Each time, though, it wasn't the same. Change was taking place inside of me through those times, but it didn't come through to the outside until for some reason, I reached a point where it was like, enough is enough. So many things got me to that point, that I can't even begin to see or know them all.
Same is true for many situations that I face, today. I know change has been taking place, and I'm seeing and thinking about things in my life that are burdensome to me. Things are different inside from a year ago, even 6 months ago. Change has already taken place, and I know in my heart that it's starting to come out externally, too. But some things take time. Some things may always be in us, but how we handle and see those things are where the change lies.
It sucks in the meantime, but there is soem hope in knowing things will most likely get better.
The way that will happen, is to apply the learnings through those mistakes. You can't flip a switch and all of a sudden, things will be different. You won't be different overnight. But in time, you may be relieved of the things that can be an emotional or mental, and even spiritual battle.
Make the best of it, do the best you can with where you are, and instead seeing is as moving backward, look at it as moving forward. There is so much strength in that.
This was from the sunset at Hardings Beach last night. It was beautiful, with some amazing company.
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