This piece, “Fragment” is from the blog :”Life as a Garden” by the gifted and wise blogger, Michele Anderson. I had to share it because of the peace and wonder it brought to me.
“No matter how old we are negative fragments from our childhood seem to travel along with us. Most of the time we pay them no mind, or don’t even realize they are hitching a ride with us. Then one day something happens in our lives and a chain reaction takes place and those little fragments come alive and blow up in our face. And it will happen again and again until we decide to eradicate the little monsters and set ourselves free.
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
Make today the day that the past ends and the present begins. show compassion to yourself and suffer no more. Facing those who have hurt you rarely works because egos get in the way and conversation becomes a ping-pong ball match where there are no winners.
In the end, the only true way to do way with past fragments is to open a door in your mind and let them out. And leave they will, when the decision to live only “Now” is finally made. Once all the fragments are out, the next thing to do … learn to Forget.
“If you live in the past you get what the past gives you–bad experiences.” ~ Cesar Millan