Let’s Face What’s Next
What is next? I mean, what are you replaying in your mind that you would like to file away forever? One of the best ways to heal yourself is to let go of the past. We can’t relive the past, so let’s face what’s next. Let’s say you said something that you regret. You would like to go back in time and erase it, but you cannot. So you go to the person and own it, and then face what is next with them. They may readily forgive you, or they may stay mad. That is their choice! They may say I need some time because that hurt, so you give them time. I am a person of faith, so as not to offend anyone, you may skip this part if you wish. Consider learning more about the Restoration Mentality! It says that the relationship, the wrong, the mistake, or whatever, will be restored for us. It is a step of faith in God. If you’re not a person of faith, you can skip this part, but I hope you will read on.
Suppose we adopt the understanding that we are here to experience this life, including making mistakes and others. That life will have some difficult times; we accept things and start restoring our lives by faith. We believe that God will push us to a new understanding, that we would not have come by had we not gone through this situation. Share the hopes of tomorrow with the person and move towards joy, towards laughing again. Offer little explanation or none. Just chalk it up to life experience. By living through our difficulties here on this earth, we somehow help to expand the universe. Our being here and doing good things, not-so-good things, and just living life adds to the expansion of the world. Humans have been discovered now on earth from 30,000 years ago. Think about that! Thirty thousand years ago, people were here struggling with life, probably a lot more than we are today.
Believe that there is a bigger picture and accept what comes your way, but adopt the attitude that you will face next. Successfully you will meet what is happening and that God will restore what you have lost. I challenge our readers to push themselves to move beyond the regrets and shortcomings of self and others quickly by adopting a restoration mentality and saying, “What is next?”
For a closer look at this topic, see Deepak Chopra’s post How To Face & Overcome Challenges In Life With Confidence (chopra.com)
I have a post on How Difficulties Play Out in our Lives at How Difficulties Play Out in Our Lives – Dr. Rich Patterson (pattersonphd.com)
Yours for a Better Life,