Is the past showing up like an uninvited dinner guest everyday pissing you off by eating your food (energy) and leaving only to show up again the next day? Let's grab the past and throw it out the door and let it know it's not welcome back.
Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it. - The Lion King
Saying goodbye to the past can often be no simple task but it is vital if we want to move forward. The past can be a replay of happy memories or it can flood our minds with negative thoughts, self doubt and worry. Today we are going to write your past a Eulogy. Since the past is dead let's honor it so you can move forward and continue to create an awesome life. I provided a Eulogy I recently wrote to my past to help you get some inspiration. It can be funny, serious or a mixture of both. If you want to learn more about writing a Eulogy here is a link with some formal steps.
When you are done, print it out and read it everyday. Rituals like this can help us clear the debris and change thought patterns. Please comment below and let me know how you felt about writing a Eulogy to your past. If you enjoyed this I would realy appreciate you sharing it. You can also do this exercise with friends or family and get a laugh out of it too. Don't force yourself to be serious, anything goes.
Eulogy for The Past
Dear friends we are here today to honor the wonderful life of the Past.
If you knew the Past like I did you know it could be a real tough son of a gun. The Past didn't always have the kindest disposition but it was always kicking your butt really hard to move you forward.
In one moment the Past could have you laughing hysterically and the next moment you could be swimming in a sea of tears.
The Past loved sharing life lessons with you and it had a tendency to repeat itself if it didn't think you were paying attention. This often drove me crazy and I bet some of you can relate, but later I realized that the Past was trying to teach me something because it cared.
The Past taught me to have a thick skin and not worry about what people thought. The Past reminded me that being a good person with one hell of a sense of humor was a gift and I should be proud of that.
The Past taught me that sometimes all you need is a beautiful Sunset or a great laugh to make a day great. And, if you were lucky enough to have both at the same time count your blessings and count them often because it is the little ones that add up to make magic.
Today, I want to remember The Past and all that it has taught me. If it wasn't for Past, I wouldn't be who I am and I where I am, getting to meet the future with all of you.