Forget Everything And Run!

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves, regret for the past and fear of the future.”

~Fulton Oursler

The title is a great acronym, isn’t it?  I’ve heard of it coming out of many 12 step rooms, dealing with addiction.  Of course, I used the “cleaner” version, but you get the point. I’m talking about FEAR today because it appears to be so prevalent in our society, my counseling office, and everyday life.  When will it be time for you to let go of your past, forgive those who have wronged you, and move on to your future, fearlessly?

I will tell you when that time will come.  When you can truly forgive not only those who have hurt you but when you can forgive yourself.  When we hold on to anger toward another person, or people, or situations, it’s ironic how you internalize that anger, only to inflict the same hurts onto yourself and others.  Until you truly work to make change, accept your part in the scenario, and look fear in its monstrous face, your lesson will never be learned.  The pattern will continue in its never-ending battle.  Stop in your tracks and look inward.  What do you see?  All the answers are hidden beneath the layers of  your life.  Peel back each experience fearlessly, un-learn the hurts, take control of your own life and feel the freedom it brings.

Stand up, look in the mirror, look yourself straight in the eye and ask yourself,  “Is this the first day of the rest of my life?”  Your choice.  We always make a choice.


4 thoughts on “Forget Everything And Run!

  1. Wonderful post Cindy,

    Forgiveness is Everything!
    It is a process to reach, but possible if the work is done to get to the place of forgiveness.
    The release of anger and sadness is so freeing.
    Once attained, the realization of the pain that has been held onto no longer carries any weight.
    A rebirth happens and moving forward in life becomes effortless.
    Giving all the pain to God is the most important thing one can do to heal.

    • I so much agree, Maria. Letting go and handing it over to God is such a crucial piece in the healing process! When we let go of control we gain inner strength. Forgiveness is only the beginning, and then the real work begins. Oftentimes, it entails sincerely making amends to those one has harmed along the way…all a part of the process….and all a choice.

  2. You hit the nail on the head sweet pea.

    Of course I thought from the title that this post was going to be about running!

    I am going to forgive and go for a run…. I’m heading out the door right now 🙂

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