Nothing behind you is going to serve you well today. Trying to reach back and recover something you want in your life now, will not bring the desired result. Stop being stubborn and let go of those items or people who have no place or purpose for you now. You’re not the same person you were then. There are better and brighter opportunities in front of you.
You’re not the same person today as you were last year, or the years before that. Let go of the past and allow yourself to move on to bigger and better things. The past only holds strife, stress and danger. Don’t let that person or situation from your dark days come into your life now. They only bring struggle and pain.
Even if you try to surgically grapple through the negativity to recover what you’ve lost, you’re going to get shocked. It’s not worth it. And you’ll bring back the pain and hurt you’ve worked so hard to recover from. You know in your heart that others haven’t changed their ways. So don’t let them manipulate your kindness or your heart.
Forgive the past, forgive the attempt to manipulate you again. Then let go and move on. In some cases it’s not going to be easy. But remember you can’t learn lessons for other people. You can’t save those who don’t want to be saved. Don’t let their insistence fool you, they may be trying to change, but they’re not there yet. And you don’t want to be there when they fail; again.