We have always heard the words “forgive yourself”, and if you are anything like me, it kinda rolls off your back. I never really gave much thought to it. I never considered the drastic weight it would have on my life. Life is full of mistakes, and sometimes, those mistakes can take over our minds.
It wasn’t until this year that I’ve allowed those word to take serious root in my life.
In order to advance ourselves, we need to forgive ourselves. There is absolutely no way to move forward, if you are focused on the past.
Also, something that happens a lot is we forget. We forget our mistakes and forget why they were made. One of the most important parts of forgiveness is remembrance. Remembering how we felt when we made the mistake. Remembering why we made it. And remembering why we will never do it again.
If we forget about our mistakes, we will never learn from them.
And if we want to mature as a person and advance the society we live in, we must learn from our mistakes.
They say experience is the best teacher, and those words reign true to this day. It is unfortunate that sometimes we must experience something ourselves to really understand something. I am a firm believer that some things cannot be taught, they must be experienced. And those experiences are different for everyone.
One person might be able to be told not to touch the fire, and never touch the fire. While another person may be told, but has to touch it in order to learn.
Both of these are completely natural, and sometimes the one who got burned, will be the one who learns the strongest lesson.
So as we go forward, let us embrace failure. Let us learn from our mistakes. And let’s continue moving through this extraordinary thing called life.