FREE YOURSELF FROM YOUR PAST
"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
I realize many of you may not even want to read the last sentence, much less give it serious thought. I have been there too; in that place of darkness where you feel that you have no control over anything; that there is no choice; that your life is out of control and it is 'running' you, not the other way around; that the pain and anguish of the past will never set you free...will never let you 'BE'. It haunts your every waking thought. While I have times of clarity, I still sink into this mode of thinking.
But, we do have a choice. We cannot let abuse/abusers win. We cannot give them our power. We cannot sacrifice for them anymore. Take back the control they stole from you. Take back your innocence. Take back your soul. Fight for your freedom from the past. Be not afraid to go forward; fear can be crippling. Choose to become the person you were meant to be. It might be painful and hard work to learn who this 'person' is...but I am here to remind you, IT IS WORTH EVERY MINUTE!