How to move on our past regretful mistakes
We all make mistakes. Some of us have done things we’re not proud of or regret. Maybe we were young and foolish, maybe we were just foolish, but whichever the case, what we were does not matter as much as what we are right now. There are two main things about mistakes that make it so hard to get over, one of them is paying or suffering the consequences of our mistakes, and the other is the memory of the mistake. We cannot avoid consequences, and we cannot erase memory. This makes mistakes painful, because even if we understand that mistakes are part of life, it’s what happens after our mistakes that can keep haunting us. It’s easier said than done to just forget about our mistakes and move on. So instead of just trying to forget about something in our past, we can move on by having more and more of other experiences that are different, other experiences that provide a contrast to the unpleasant experience we’ve had before. Whatever mistakes we’ve made in the past, we cannot run from it and we have to bear the consequences, but we can diminish the impact of those past experiences by creating new experiences that we’re proud of. Experiences that showcase who we are today, not who were in the past. It’s incredibly human to make mistakes, and it’s especially human to go through the pain of mistakes. The best thing about life though, is that the path ahead of us has yet to be charted, and walking that path is what being alive is all about. We create our own experiences, and even the ones we regret are ones we can be grateful for, because they highlight what we want less of in life, so that we know to adjust and evolve to become the kind of person we want to be. Don’t try to forget your mistakes. Embrace them as part of who you were, and now move forward by being who you want to be, and learn how to be happy, always.