You can choose an alternate path. I believe that no matter what happened in the past whether it be to our ancestors or to our self, good or bad it is what we choose to make it. What we choose to do with it.
If I am me, which I am coincidentally, and fall of my bike and get hurt – I have two choices:
1. Never ride my bike again because it caused me pain, or
2. Get UP, dust off the dirt, and do it again
I chose this example because it is simple for most of us to comprehend and because most of us have actually had this experience and therefore can relate. Yes, the fall caused us pain and we may be fearful to do it again, but most of us choose to do it again.
The human spirit is strong. As children it is remarkably strong and courageous. But life sometimes beats us down as we journey through it and our spirit weakens as our fears increase. It doesn’t have to be that way or remain that way if you find yourself there. You have a choice right now.
1. Remain weak and fearful and never know true freedom, peace, and love for yourself and others, or
2. Pick yourself up, forgive, let go of past hurts, face your fears and conquer them, and begin rebuilding your spirit and your life so that it is what God meant it to be.
Fear and hate lead to oppression and wars.
Each of us individually must stand up and choose to love, choose to forgive, choose to let go, and choose to conquer our own fears. If we each do this then we are one person closer to conquering the hate that plagues this nation and one step closer to our own personal freedom and happiness.
I’m a single mom, but I was married for many years and went through many trials (one of them being my divorce), but many others as well. I had to learn to let go of my anger, frustration, hate, and all those negative emotions that were holding me back, that were oppressing my spirit, my very soul, and crushing my heart. I know the journey to forgiveness and love is not easy for everyone, but it is where you should strive to be. Until we let go of our past and start focusing on building a better tomorrow we will only continue to be a part of the problem both for ourselves and for this world at large. Get help if you need it. I did, and it can work for you if you allow it.