When I was younger, a time in the more distant past, I considered myself quite the hoarder. I would collect items such as old tickets or toys that reminded me of old friends or fond memories.
It was my way of keeping in touch with the things I’d felt I’d lost.
But one day I realised that the truly precious things never really leave you, lessons that you properly learn remain in your heart for an eternity, and your experiences shape you into the person you are.
If the truly precious things are always with you, then I thought you don’t need to feel upset over a lost momento.
I realised that the truly strong can throw those things away and still keep moving forward no matter what.
That’s why the present me, doesn’t remain caught up in the matters of the past but can easily (well after a bit of time leave matters in the past).
I am someone training in the ‘Art of Moving on’ .
This art is more useful and necessary in life than you’d think. It gives you the ability to forgive, to persevere and to value yourself.
The reason why I was never the kid who furiously cried over bad grades and setbacks. The reason I will never be that suicide jumper in front of a train or that individual being walked over and taken advantage of is because of this art of moving on.
At first it was simply letting go of unnecessary items but then it became letting go of regrets, letting go of restraints and beginning to value myself.
The Art of Moving on allows you to be someone that is never held back from the painful things in life, but can grow and move forward from it. Untethered, always able to try your best and be free.
Although I can’t claim to be a person that isn’t unaffected by sad events. I do have regrets and fears but I don’t let them hold me back from being happy. I use them to evolve myself into a better me each day.
I hope you’ve somewhat understood what I’ve meant by this post.
During the year of 2017 I faced some challenges with personal relationships and school work but I’ve been able to persevere through them by moving past them. And in this year of 2018 I aim to continue using this art of ‘moving on’ and getting past issues and become a stronger person.
Thank you for reading ‘The Art of Moving On’.