Let Go of the Past
“Forgive us our debts/trespasses as we forgive our debtors/those who trespass against us”. Anyone who has ever carried a grudge knows how much energy it takes – this includes beating ourselves up for our mistakes. Forgiveness is really a gift for (for-give) ourselves. We let go of the weight of the past, and free ourselves to use our energy constructively, to build our best lives. And hopefully learn enough on the way that we save ourselves from future trouble. Intellectual: I release my hold on the past and focus all of my energy on the present. Naturalist: We all have our place in the cycles of life. Realist: I will learn from my past and use it to make today better.