ASK COLETTE: How to Get Happy
Looking for intuitive guidance about love, finding a new purpose, managing stress or connecting with your own sense of spirituality — or maybe you just want to be a tad naughty and chat about sex? Zoomer guru Colette Baron-Reid invites you bring your deepest heartfelt questions to Ask Colette.
Here, Colette tells a reader how to let go.
Q: “I have been through a lot in life, but I just can’t seem to let things go and move on. How can I heal the past to celebrate the present?”
However, you can only begin to heal once you’ve accepted things to be what they were. Even the most painful situations can be seen in an empowering light once you decide to stop resisting the facts. Holding on to your perception as a victim of your past prevents you from being present in the now. Acceptance is the key. When you look back on a circumstance that has haunted you, do you wish it were different? If someone has hurt you, do you keep reminding yourself by fostering resentments against that person? What if you just accepted that the hurt happened and has no place in your life now?
Acceptance doesn’t mean condoning a hurt; it allows you to define the event objectively. You gain the power to heal and you can celebrate your life fully.
If you have a question for Colette, you can email her at askcole[email protected].