It’s so funny and can feel a bit embarrassing when you look back on some of the things you once said or did. But it’s amazing because when we have concrete ways of seeing our progress, we are literally able to track our consciousness as it grows and expands. It is so cool to be able to look back and see how far I’ve come from one year to the next, and this month from last month. I did this recently and it just reminded me that it is imperative that we focus on learning and growing.
Learning and growing are how we do and become better. We really need to be aware of these things. It’s worth keeping in mind that people can and will try to use your growth against you, they’ll go back and say “you said this then and you’re saying this now”. The response to that is “Well yeah. I had to start somewhere.” People can’t use your growth against you when you know who you are, where you are in your life, and that you’re learning from your experiences therefore growing from them. Sometimes you may feel like “I wish I hadn’t said that or done that”, but those things were tools for you to learn and grow which is exactly what you should be doing.
We have to learn not to take things personally and remember that everything, everything, is a lesson and a chance to grow. So celebrate your growth. Growth is moving forward and when you’re moving forward you’re truly living.