Everyday, all of us have a choice to either move forward and slide along with the present or make the past a permanent obstacle to go beyond. Most people can’t cope to the present because they have married their past for good.
Some have allowed the past to limit their capabilities and potential. Failing to deal with the past will always make the past your master and subsequently, the past has the power to haunt you.
Why do people prefer to hide in the box of yesterday? It’s because of the false sense of comfort, security and safety in it. To some people, the pain and trauma of the past is always a barrier that prevents them from necessary growth.
1. Happiness is impossible
Holding on to the pain of the past robs you of your happiness. Why? Because you always fear that what happened in the past will happen again.
2. You can’t forgive
Because of what happened in the past, you have hardened your heart. The bitterness you have can not allow you to forgive because of what you went through in the past.
3. Old but young
Haven’t you seen people who look 70 years old yet they’re only 30? Why? It’s because of the heavy burdens of yesterday that they’re carrying.
4. Doctor’s friend
Why do people visit the doctor as if they are visiting the toilet? Do you think they enjoy it? The toxic burden of their history is crippling their health and it’s not funny at all.
5. Success is a mirage
Because of the disappointments and failures in your past, you fear taking risks that may lead you to your destiny. As such, you settle for mediocrity, average and the uncomfortable.