Own Up To Your Past
I want to talk to you guys today about something that is probably considered common sense to a lot of people, but I think it is still very important to talk about and discuss. Remember, just because something is common sense does not always mean that it is common practice. So, I am just here to remind you guys and hopefully help you guys in some way. I am a big believer in getting some kind of an accountability system for yourself whether that be a small group, couch, mentor, pastor, or whatever. You know, finding somebody that you can talk to and work through these hard things in your life with. You know, life was not meant to be lived all alone and by yourself all of the time. Sometimes it can be really important to work through tough times and situations with another person that can help you out and keep you accountable for whatever you are struggling with.
A lot of times we like to hide everything because we do not want to project our feelings onto other people or we want to hide because we want to pretend that we have it all together. We pretend that we are so strong that we do not need anyone to talk to or help us out when of course that is not the case for anyone. Everyone needs other people. Some people like to act like they would rather live alone and never speak with anyone if they had the choice but that is just not the way human beings were wired. We are very reliant on the relationships we have with other people.
Bottled emotions can lead to depression. Bottled emotions will eventually explode and come out in some way. So find someone that you can talk to and go over the things in your life that are really weighing you down. You have got to make sure that you find someone that you can really trust to talk these things out and over with. And sometimes it is not your family members. I am just going to be honest with you guys. Sometimes it is a stranger. Sometimes it is somebody that doesn’t even know who you are because that can be easier to spill out to someone who won’t judge you or give you critiques because they don’t know the situation.
The biggest thing is that you have to be willing to own up to what has happened to you in your past. Do not hide away your past when things get hard and scary. Just because you do not talk about something does not mean that it will just go away. The things in your life that majorly affect you will continue to haunt and affect you if you do not get them out and deal with them. That is why it is so important to find somebody, or a group of somebodies, that can talk with you and hear whatever it is that you have to say about your past to really deal with your emotions. Your past is something you need to deal with and own up to. Don’t shove it down and ignore it because you are afraid of people judging you or knowing that you’re not perfect. Guess what, nobody is.
It all starts with you.