Yesterday I was clearing my laptop and sorting my Google photos. I hadn't done this in a long long time. I came across a lot of fun old pictures and screenshots of some hilarious conversations I had with a friend. A friendship that doesn't exist anymore. I braced myself as those images came up, expecting to feel the anger and hurt.
But, I felt nothing. I remembered the day and the event the pictures were about. That's all. And that, felt like freedom. Real freedom and peace.
A lot of people and relationships have a power over us. Power to hurt us, change us and make us into people we actually aren't. Power we give them. And it's upto us to take it back. When and why is unique to every situation. Usually it's when we see the reality. Reality of that person or that relationship. When we take off the rose tinted glasses we had on for them. When we accept that we were wrong in letting someone else have such a great control over us. Because we loved them and trusted them and cared. Because they are human too a d making their own share of mistakes.
Doesn't mean we stop doing all these. It just means we will make these mistakes. We will hurt and feel regret. It means, we cut ourselves some slack, accept it's ok to have made the mistake and move on.
And this holds true for every situation in life. Don't let one mistake decide your future. You have been lazy, eating unhealthily, have the worst lifestyle. So what?! You still have a long long life ahead. Longer than most of us realise. It's not too late to make changes. It's not too late to control your own life.