The past is a stepping stone not a millstone.Robert Plant
How can we use Plant’s advice to guide our actions? I’m going to share one word, forgiveness. I’m going to share one more word acceptance. Combine the two and the past will no longer be a hinderance. Instead the past will open doors that lead to your present moment. And once you can live unabashedly in the present the future is your to sculpt.
I lived in the past for a long time. I thought I was forgiving but it was actually shame and resentment bubbling below the surface mixed with unhealthy boundaries. Once I took time to forgive myself and those around me, it began my journey directly into the present moment.