The past is often viewed through the lens of nostalgia, creating a longing for the “good old days.” But just as often, the past is home to hurts and disappointments that inform, not always positively, how a person approaches their present and future potential. Those who dwell too much on past events may need help letting go. In this CareNote, author Silas Henderson, S.D.S. explores how letting go of the past can free individuals to approach their futures with a renewed sense of purpose, hope, and confidence about what is possible for ourselves and those relationships that are most important to us. Sections include: “Let go of blame,” “Acknowledge your pain,” “Let yourself grieve,” “Focus on the present and allow yourself to hope,” and “Forgive.”
By Silas Henderson, S.D.S.