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Trading your future for your past

How much of life is wasted trying to reconcile the bad experiences of the past?

For every moment that we spend dwelling on an injustice or oppression against us in the past, we impose an injustice and oppression on ourselves and others in the present moment.

The present moment is what takes care of the future. That’s why we have much hopelessness and little inspiration to create a beautiful life for ourselves.

When beauty appears, we are more inclined to reminisce about how it was lost or destroyed in the past, so we focus on protecting ourselves from such pain in the future, by discarding the beauty of the present moment.

When the present moment is lost to the bad experiences of the past, we effectively trade our future for the pain of the past.

That’s how life slips by while we watch from the sidelines waiting for justice.

Waiting for fairness.

Waiting to be appreciated.

Waiting to be seen.

Waiting for happiness.

Waiting…stop waiting beloved. The same way you were able to create beauty amidst the horror, you are capable of creating beauty from the ashes of the life you once invested in.

You were the source of that beauty, not them.

Breathe, beloved. Breathe…exhale the toxins of who they were, and inhale the hope of the beauty that you are still capable of creating.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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