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Is your past still present in your life?

Sometimes our past is more present than we think, and that is one of the reasons why we are still standing in the same place in our present. The problem is that everything that is related with our past, that we haven’t let go is still interfering with our present, and prevents us from moving forward. For that reason, in order to achieve our desired goals and dreams and create our future, we must first remove our past from our present.

 

 "Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

How many things that are related with your past are still living in your present? And with that I do not only mean only material things, but memories, thoughts, feelings, people and experiences. What place does your past occupy in your present? Does it occupy a huge part or small part in your life? How much of it are still alive in your heart?

Try to reflect about your life and your present, try to relax and calm down from your daily obligations and pressures, and when you are ready look around you, and look inside of you: Can you see your past dominating your present? Are your past emotions and feelings blocking you from moving forward? Is stopping you from achieving your goals and desires? Are your past experiences and emotions influencing your present and making decisions for you?

 

 

 

 

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

 

 

 

If the answer is no, well done! You have done a great job getting rid from your past and you are living your present to the fullest, without being influenced by it. But if the answer is yes, my next question will be: Does your past serve you in your present? That is to say, it is giving you the results you have been looking for? It is useful in your present? It is helping you in any way or,  it is simply blocking you from getting the things you want to get?

The thing is our past does not have to be always a disadvantage in our present life, as long as the reason of being in our present is to take the best out of ourselves and give us strength. Our past, whether if was good or bad, is always a lesson, a lesson we should learn, so we can apply the knowledge acquired in our present, and at the same time, it should never be forgotten, so we do not repeat the same actions again. That is the important part of it, and the one that we should keep in our present, together with memories that lift our heart and brighten our days.

 

 

 

“The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past gives us the option to fill the space with something new.” – Susan Fay West

 

 

 

Everything from your past that not serves you in your present, does not bring any benefits in your life, any bad memory, or relationship, or good and bad experiences, every emotion, every person, as well as every thing including material things from our past that doesn’t help us in any way should be removed from our present to leave space for new and better things.

If our heart, mind and our environment is full of things from our past that does not make us grow, make us better, make us happy, or make us be the person we want to be and have the things we want to get, Why we should keep them if it is not only to sabotage our own lives? Why we should keep it alive when it kills our present and destroys our future? We have a chain around our necks that is leaving us without breath and that chain is our past, why keep living like that when we have the key to our own freedom?

 

 

 

“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

 

 

Today is the right day to clean your heart, mind and your whole life and take away from them all the things from your past that do not serve you anymore. Take all those  things, people, memories, experiences and feelings that do not make you happy, or make you grow, or make you the person you want to be, even those that may seem good, because everything that is from the past has nothing to do with your present, neither your future, they may have been bad or painful, or good or great but they are the past and we have to let them go, so we can move forward and leave space for those great things that are waiting for us.

What would be the first thing that does not serve you anymore in any way? What is that memory, thing, emotion or experience from your past that is stopping you from moving forward? Start with it, and without thinking it too much: just let it go!

 

 

 

It is time to grab a bag, put the things from our past that do not serve us in our present, and throw them away, and make space for all the great things that are yet to come!

Get out of your comfort zone

We make decisions all the time, every new step we make in our life is followed by another new decision we must make, some of those decisions are not going to have any repercussion but some of those decision yes, and there is one decision that can change your whole life: The decision to get out of your comfort zone.

 

 

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd.

 

 

 

My life was quite the same as everyone else, and as most of the people in this world I was just existing, but one day I was wondering, what if I die tomorrow? Can I say that I have really lived my life? And of course the answer was No, so I decided to leave my comfort zone and move ahead into the unknown, and it was in that unknown place where I found myself. Leaving my comfort zone was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life.

Of course it’s not easy for anyone to leave the place where we feel comfortable and neither was for me, because we are afraid of the unknown and it’s easy for us to settle in a place where everything seems to be alright and under control even if we have the feeling that we don’t belong there. The problem is that we easily get used to be in the comfort zone, because we know that making the decision to get out of it means that we are going to suffer from things we didn’t suffer so far, but let me tell you something, the suffering you will face will be worth it, because that suffering is much more rewarding than the suffering you are facing right now for not living your life as you always wanted.

 

 

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

 

 

 

Safety is one thing, dreams are other, if you think you came here to do what people told you to do, and have a normal life, great! Then you are going to live your life as them, and one day you will realize that you haven’t lived at all, because those who decide to stay in the comfort zone are those who have refused to follow their dreams, and those who do not follow their dreams do not live at all. Life has a special meaning for those who dare to leave the comfort zone and go after their dreams.

What I want you to understand is that yes, it is really fantastic to live in the comfort zone, because we have everything we need to survive there, everything is under control, but there is much more out there, waiting for you to make the decision. Once you decide to make the big step to get out of your comfort zone you will start to live, you will find everything you have been looking for and all the doors that were previously closed will open for you.

 

 

 

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

 

 

 

For me making the decision to leave my country and my comfort zone and travel the world was the best decision I ever made, It wasn’t easy because I struggled a lot in many aspects but it was worth it, because that struggle was the kind of struggle you have when you are doing what you love, so I decided to embrace the struggle every step of the way because it was what motivated me to keep moving forward, because it reminded me that I was following my dreams.

I don’t know what kind of dreams or goals do you have, but no matter how impossible it may look like, if you leave your comfort zone and you do everything you can no matter how hard it gets, you will make it possible. We are here for a reason, our most desired and deepest dream, no matter how small or big, is what gives our life a meaning. There is no better feeling than the one we feel when we reach our goals.

 

 

Being fully alive means living outside your comfort zone, it’s the uncertainty of living there that makes everything possible. Take the decision, leave your safety area, dream, explore, take risks and live your life!