Inhaling the future exhaling the past


Don’t you sometimes wish that sometimes you had a manual with instructions of what to do when you don’t know what to do?

Sometimes it is hard to move forward. You want to so badly, but you can’t. You wake up with good intentions, but then you end up talking yourself out of it.

Something is weighing you down, but you don’t quite know what it is. So you look at your external self and feel that maybe if you lost some weight life will be better. But then you go and stuff yourself because there is a void you are trying to fill.

Then you sit down and reflect on what it is that is making you feel this way.


The cause

What is it the cause of this misery?

It is really hard to describe. There does not seem to be just one thing. Is it that person at work who makes life difficult?

Or maybe the fear. Fear of what? Still thinking about it. This is really hard!

Relationship? Did someone break your heart?

Oh that pain is really unbearable!

But then again the cause may just be me. My thoughts might be the cause of my pain.


I want to stand with the rising sun and not regret what I have done.

There is a lot to be grateful for.

I saw a man with no shoes standing at the entrance of the cafe. It was cold and snowing. He was eating scraps he found on the street. My feet were warm in my boots and I felt my toes.  I could afford to eat at the cafe. But he could not. Sometimes when you see others lacking what you have, you begin to appreciate the little things you do have. My husband gave the man his shoes. We could afford shoes.

The positives are there, but how often do you reflect back on what you have.

Can you make a list of what you have? Good things you have done?

DO you feel the sadness lifting. Do you feel yourself inhaling?


Forgiving is not accepting


Can you forgive someone for the pain you are feeling? If you forgive are you saying it is OK?

Forgiving is not the same as accepting that someone had caused you pain.  When you forgive, you are moving forward. You are not allowing that person to hurt you anymore!

“I forgive you, and I let you go – I will not allow you to continue hurting me!”

Forgiveness is letting go and through forgiving  you set yourself free.


May you be, healthy,  well, and happy…

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Mauve Writer

Teacher, Learner, Writer

2 thoughts on “Inhaling the future exhaling the past

  1. You are right Michael. We humans are territorial creatures of habit. We tend to hang onto things, even if it is not healthy. Some of us have been conditioned by life and have skills others may not have, and know what needs to be done to move on. Others probably do need a team to help out, but there is only so much one can do for another – don’t you think?
    Thank you for your comment.
    May you be well and happy.

  2. Letting go of emotional pains can be tough on anyone when that pain has taken up such a space in a person’s life. Once a pain has occupied such a space, it become nested inside of person. The longer it stays, the harder it is for someone to let it go.

    It will take a team to help the person learn how to let go and begin to enjoy life. This post gives great insight on how to do it. My favorite section is when you mention forgiving is not accepting because you are learning how to let go and leave that moment behind in the past. It is hard to move forward when you are holding on to old baggage. Thank you for writing this Mauve!

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