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Holding Your Past Hostage
By Pier Tyler
Last edited: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006



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Holding Your Past Hostage

"Change is...to give up what we are...to become what we could be."

Is someone holding your past hostage?

You know, holding it over your head?

Is that someone, you?

Can you let it go?

My answer is YES! I am guilty on all counts. For as long as I can remember, I have let others dictate my future because they held my past over my head. Nothing criminal but, things like growing up poor, how I dressed, the color of my skin, or the bad choices in life. Let's not get into the tumultuous relationship choices.

They say you learn from your mistakes. It's true . I have learned some hard, bitter lessons. Some of the lessons came from the people close to me. You know, those so-called friends who grin in your face but has a dagger in hand.

What really takes the cake is that I was my own worst enemy. I held my past hostage. Every thought swirling in my head was a reminder of my failure. Every time I uttered something about that person, some issue or circumstance, I gave them or it power. I was living in limbo. Indecision and procrastination were my bed partners. I could not let go. I even played the blame game.

How did I learn to let go? It wasn't easy. I still have difficulty but, I am learning. I prayed a lot. I hate losing friends. Well, maybe they wasn't my friend in the first place.

I learned to let go by accepting my past and my choices. I learned not to be ashamed of being poor, overweight, or making wrong choices in life. I learned that I do have a choice. I have the power to change my life for the better. Poverty is a state of mind. I can lose the weight and eat healthy. I can choose who I let into my life. But more important, I learned to love myself unconditionally. I'm all I got!

The good and the bad is a part of me. I'll sift out the bad and learn from it. I'll keep and cherish the good. I will no longer allow my past to be held hostage by no one, even if that someone is myself. Giving up on life and myself was and is never an option.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/27/2008
Pier,

You have a way with words . . . exceptional all the way!!


Hugs,

Lance
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 1/4/2007
A BIG AMEN PIER,
SIMPLY LOVELY AND DIVING~OH SO TRUE!!

Dwell in love, love one's self...and so true we can be our own worst enemies. Thank you for sharing such much of your beauty with us all. Keep shining and keep smilin'. SPIRITUAL HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS.

Sincerely,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/2/2007
well said
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 12/30/2006
A wise and inspiring write Pier.
Happy New Year to ya!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/30/2006
Self-empowering statements, Pier. Thank you for sharing this inpiration. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/30/2006
Words of wisdom spoken Pier!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Love Tinka

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