Indeed. Another brilliant burning question from Danielle LaPorte.
Oftentimes we sit, surrounded by our self help books, digging deep into our core for an understanding of either ourselves, our past or both. We can spend years in therapy discovering our shadow selves and aspects of who we are that we did not even know existed. Hours and years of uncovering patterns and behaviours, and then it happens…
Light dawns clear and bright, like a blazing sunrise. That moment when we truly understand why we do the things we do/did. The life lessons become clear and we see ourselves in a completely different light. We finally understand the source of our crap. The moment of epiphany when all of our hard work suddenly pays off. It is a time for celebration! A time to cast aside all of the books that have become a part of our existence, to walk out of the therapists office, head held high! Our new understanding of ourselves and the past has just opened the door to a new future. We walk through the door excitedly and look out into the looming horizon… and….now what?
Over the years there has been a great focus on helping us understand ourselves. And don’t get me wrong, this is most definitely an important part of our journey on this earth. It is what helps us spring forward, evolve and grow. But then what happens next?
What do we do when we forgive ourselves, integrate with ourselves, make peace with our past and then move forward?
What would you be more of if you let go of the past?
This to me is the key focus of where we are headed. And on a personal level this question couldn’t have shown up at a more opportune time. The last little while, (and still a few months to come) has been a major purging cycle. I have felt layer after layer of “stuff” peel away, only to reveal a new layer of myself that needed to be worked through. If anyone has understood the “source of their crap” lately it has been me
But to step aside from it all, and with one eye look to the future that is waiting, to be carved out by my hand, my dreams and my intentions…How will I cross the threshold of that great open door waiting for me? What will I be more of
Forgiving of myself
I will be more ME…
or the immense knowledge gained after years of therapy, and think, “great! I know my shadow side! I understand my mother/father issues. I now know why I do the things I do or did. Enlightenment dawns in front of us, like a big blazing sunrise. All of the