Each and everyone of us have a personal history. This history will always be a part of the story we tell ourselves and others about who we think we are. This story about our personal life is our narrative, a true story, since we have lived and experienced it.
What is also true is that stories change depending on the perspective from which it is told.
You are the one who has the power to change your perspective to an even more kind and loving one when you tell your story. Let go of self criticism (maybe not ALL of it!!) and self pity and replace with self care and self accept.
Do not erase the painful experiences from your memory of your personal life story. Suffering is inevitable and you learn important lessons, you grow wiser and stronger. The pain and suffering that you have experienced can transform into the opening of your heart. As Leonard Cohens says: There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
Mindfulness can be of great help in this proces.
08.11.2019 Anne Vinter