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What Is It About The Past That Makes Up Our Lives?

When we think of the past we often envision the negative, but what we know is that the real past is far from negative. The real past can often include stories of bravery, optimism, courage, love, loss and more. There is much in life and in our lives that cannot be captured and recorded in writing. By using a story-telling technique called “backstory,” we begin to look beyond our most painful and damaging experiences. Sometimes we see that the only story missing is a happy one.

When we think of the past we often envision the negative, but what we know is that the real past is far from negative. The real past can often include stories of bravery, optimism, courage, love, loss and more. There is much in life and in our lives that c canc not be captured and recorded in writing. By using a story-telling technique called “backstory,” we begin to look beyond our most painful and damaging experiences.

The back story that we tell ourselves can be very important in forming our understanding as people. A story can be a very powerful tool to help us heal. Stories can help us to understand eachOther, to know one another, to love one another, and to be able to recognize the strength in eachother. It can be difficult to tell our stories out loud, but there is no reason to keep them hidden. A good story is often a good place to start.

So here is one story that I have wanted to share with you. It is a great tale of compassion, kindness, love and hope. It is also a tale of war. A tale that is painful, but one that can bring healing, healing and healing.

I was once so hopeless that I felt that my life would not even be worth living. I thought that one minute I would die. I had given up on life. I was not prepared and I was too afraid to make the change I needed to. I thought that death was inevitable, and so I was determined not to even have the thought in my mind. What was my solution? I told myself I was tired of life, so why bother? Why would I change for what would happen after? Why did I keep going down this road to nowhere? Why was I still trying to change? I was still living in denial.

A few weeks later however something came along that changed everything. I was a guest on a radio show on one of the FM stations here and I was given a voice and the opportunity to tell my story. I did not know what I was talking about when I started, but within about 10 minutes everyone knew, or should’ve known, who I was, and what my mission with the Lord was. The host of the radio show thanked me for the wonderful story. They told me if I ever needed help I would know who to call. I couldn’t believe it, it all had come full force and I was able to open my mouth and speak. I was told I had made this radio call knowing the effect it will have on a person. Then one of the listeners called up, and said I sounded exactly like her, that this is exactly what she needs right now and that she really, really, really trusts the Lord to get everything she needs.

I couldn’t believe it. We had spoken so close that I felt like I had known her for years but never knew her name. I was shocked to find that she actually had the exact same issues as I did. I had been living a lie my entire life, a lie that was not true at all. I told her that I loved her, and that I had been a lost soul all this time who now needed someone to help her. I told her I realized I could not handle it and stopped doing certain things which made me unhappy. I told her that I had lost a lot of weight in one week, and decided it was good to get back in shape. I told her that I decided to start studying again, since it was something that my older sister had insisted I do more than my parents ever did.