I was always an angry young man at the beginning of my adulthood; making peace talks with my past was probably one of the smartest things I ever did. It turned me from an anxious and full of pent up anger young man into an extremely relaxed individual. Recognising that I was human, and I was going to make mistakes was paramount. I believed in perfection, and perfection is a made up word. Nothing is perfect.
In this episode I’m going to delve into a few past related activities. Reconciling with those that I had hurt paved the way for making peace with myself, and recognising that even although I was trying to build bridges, some of those were nuked at the foundation. And that’s just life. You win some and you lose some.
We are all control freaks at base. When we find something is outwith our control it sets us off balance a little bit. An example would be when a Prime Minister that we don’t neccessarily want is elected, or that a sports team that we support loses; then that illusion of control is lost. Some of us get angry, others get sad. I talk about letting go of that control and how it benefits us in the long term.
And acceptance. Accepting things for what they are. All that’s left to do is acceptance, because we have no control over something that is outwith our control. So accepting that it is what it is and living in the present is the best way to go. I talk about how to best accept some of the things we want to change but can’t, and how that can frustrate us. How letting go of that control can lead to a more happier fulfilled life and acceptance of past mistakes.
Hope you enjoy!