You see so much turmoil around you about the past. Whether it is your family history or our national history. While sometimes we need to do something to represent change, I thank God I know I impact a change in our history by making changes today.
History is What History is
Knowledge of history is good bringing its pain or defenses in the present, causes unintended confusion and hurt. When you deal with history as if it happened today, you wind up repeating it. I am thankful to know that the best way to deal with history is to know it.
If You Don’t Heal From History You Repeat It
It does not matter whether you suffered abuse as a child, had to endure things like sexism or came up at a time where laws denied you the opportunity for an education or a job, you have to heal to help. People who view themselves as a victim, hurt people. Furthermore, not only will you repeat history, you also make yourself polarity.
If You Don’t Acknowledge All of History, It Lives On In The Present
When someone is attacked, they fight. When you fight, you fight to win. Just like people who take on a role as a victim well beyond the “attack” hurt the present, so do people who fight to defend it. When you fight in a way that does not acknowledge the good and the bad, then you are defending the bad. Furthermore, you wind up proving a point you never wanted to prove in the first place.
It is practically impossible to have the perfect balance of our past and how it impacts our present (hence impacts the future). It is a polarity — something we have to manage instead of solve. One thing for certain, starting my morning with gratitude gives me the right attitude to do the best I can.