It’s Time To Close The Files.

by Patrick Liew on December 30, 2016

All of us have a past that we can never change. We can decide to sink or soar as a result of it.

Unfortunately, many people are trapped in the past. They relive their hurts and carry emotional baggages from the past.

Unfortunately, if they are not at peace with the past, they will never be at peace with the present. If they cannot accept and appreciate the past, they cannot soar and succeed in the future.

Contempt of the past will eventually condemn the future.

Hence, as a regular ritual, I search the deep recesses of my mind. I want to recall and review the darkest experiences in my life, including the hurt, the pain, and the sorrow.

I want to resolve and come to terms with these emotional baggages. It does not make sense to let them weigh on my spirit and become a burden in my life.

As you reflect on the year that is coming to an end, I like to ask you to do the same. There may be some broken dreams, unfinished tasks, and files to be closed.

They are being laid bare on the journey of life and may become a bondage on the fleshly tablets of your heart.

It’s time to revisit some of these uncompleted stories. Stories that were left hanging at the back of time.

You may need to craft or re-craft the final chapter and complete the ending.

You may need to close the files and when you do that, a boulder may roll off your chest, a burden released from your heart.

You may find ourself lighter and your steps, quicker.

Eventually, you may take flight and soar to the stars of your destiny.

Think about it.

One of the best ways to be at peace with the past is to resolve old issue and build on the resulting lessons for the best future.

One of the best ways to remove past guilt is to put to right the wrongs that have been committed.

One of the best ways to remove resentment against your offenders is to continue to forgive them.

One of the best ways to clear negative emotions is to learn how to cope with them and remove them with positive emotions.

One of the best ways to remove hatred is to replace them with love, compassion and kindness.

One of the best ways to start life anew is to clear your debt, obligation and restitution.

One of the best ways to transform your life is to remove the blockages that are holding you back.

One of the best ways to be connected to the people that are important in your life is to reach out to them and learn how to connect with them.

One of the best ways to stop carrying an unfinished busines is to complete it and leverage on it to accomplish a higher achievement.

One of the best ways to be at peace with your life is to contribute positively to others and the environment

As you reflect on the challenges of the past, be mindful they were not random dots in your life.

They happened for a reason.

There are purpose, meaning and significance for every experience even though you might not realise it at that point in time.

When you understand how these unique experiences can be enjoined into an amazing purpose and blessing, the past can become a working tool for your future.

It becomes a launching pad to help you make full use of your life and to live life at its best.

You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to learn from and build on it.

You may not be able to forget a negative experience but you can forget the negative emotions associated with it.

The more you remove the pains from the past, the more you will increase the gains in the future.

When you choose to turn every negative experience into a positive experience, it becomes another awesome memory. The sooner you do it, the larger will be your treasure cove of beautiful memories.

Don’t just accept your past, be contented with it. Don’t just come to terms with it, be grateful and thankful for it.

Fall in love with the unique blessing of your past so as to love the present and to create a brighter future. When that happens, there will be a greater sense of serenity and pride and joy in your life.

The past acts like a signpost to direct your path to the future. It can be a powerful resource to help you find true meaning and fulfillment and help you rise to your highest calling.

It does not have to be a pitfall, it can be a powerful platform to propel you to a brighter future.

How you make use of the past will influence your direction in life and its ultimate destination.

As you do so, continue to capitalise on the ‘here and now’ so as to further expand on the treasure cove of your memory. It will inspire you to live on a higher plane in life.

In conclusion, be reminded that everything around you may come to an end. Anytime.

Time may just run out on you.

Pick up the phone and start closing the files, the files that have always been in your hearts and minds.

It’s time to close the files. Now.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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