UNLOCKING THE DRAWER ON THE PASTMar 04, 2022
During a recent interview, I shared how uncomfortable the writing process was when penning my book 'The Orange Hue'.
It’s hard enough recounting the dodgy decisions one makes, without having to document it for all the world to see. It’s easier to close the drawer on the past, never to open it again. However, in order for me to write my story, I had to unlock that drawer and re-live some of my past. It came with it's fair share of snot and tears!
Having undergone the process though, I discovered little areas of unforgiveness. People who’d hurt me - were actually taking up space in my heart without me even realizing it. I'm not talking fluffy, cosy space either. Thinking about them in the context of certain scenarios, triggered emotions of not only grief but in some cases, resentment.
Unlocking the drawer on the past for me has actually been therapeutic in more ways than one.
I've been able to identify areas in my own heart that have hurt like a festering sore.
I've learned to acknowledge the impact. Yes it hurts. Some of the things that happened sucked and if I could do things differently, I would. By simply closing the drawer, I cut off communication as the topic becomes a no-go zone. I shut it out of my mind and hope that if I don't see it, it's not there. In a way, I've inadvertently put a bandaid on the infection.
Having identified the painful areas, acknowledging the impact they’ve had, I've chosen to forgive. I want to free my heart of the burden, I want to empty the drawer. I feel lighter as a result, giving my heart more space to fill with love, joy, peace and every good thing you can think of.
I just want to encourage you to free your heart of yesterday's muck.
Don't carry excess baggage into your tomorrow. Travel light. Sure, there's some pain that has left a mark so deep, that you may need to unlock that drawer with someone alongside. There is however, some clutter that simply requires a pair of gloves, a bin bag and the resolve for it to be done. ❤
If you’re sitting here and thinking - YES, I WANT THIS FREEDOM! I want to be free of the clutter that I’m storing in the drawer of my heart…
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