As we go though our lives and experience all kinds of joys and sadness, it is inevitable that we will be hurt sometimes. Those hurts come and go and we carry on
with our lives, but often times we carry the emotional hurt and the anger around with us for a long time into our futures. Before you know it, that pain and anger has spread into other parts of our lives where it festers.
You may not notice it, but it’s there hidden beneath layers of activity, other life experiences and distractions. Then something may happen to stir up your long-forgotten anger and hurt. You can either choose to accept the past and process the pain or store it away again and carry on as before.
We tend to carry on with our lives rather than making a new choice to face the old hurt and accept it. That doesn’t mean the memories won’t sting, but it is best to figure out what is preventing you from releasing any old anger. Being mad, holding grudges, and staying upset over something in the past that you can't change only hurts you when you choose to carry it into the rest of your life.
The process of accepting the things in your past that you cannot change can be hard and long. It is a process. The important thing is to be committed to releasing your anger and making a conscious choice to let it go every time it sneaks up on you.
By doing this you can rewire your thought patterns and habits so that eventually you can live without old hurts haunting you. In fact, going through the process of accepting the things of your past is one of the greatest acts of self-love you can do. I’ve worked on processing many of my old hurts and encourage you to as well because you can!