A letter to my former self

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Dear former self

When a rosy sunset kisses the begrudging
sky, I think about the burden you carry in
your
heart, oblivious of the time that lies
ahead.

Before you learn what candour really is,
you
must look deep into the eyes of the
world. You
must let go of preconceived
notions and be
open to reality that longs
to elucidate.

Your life is yours alone don’t let darkness
dictate to which you otherwise wouldn’t
submit, before you discover what valour
really
is you must plunge into the depths
of desolation
like a swirling leaf floating
calmly on water.

Sometimes when you will wonder how
things could be, remember that the best
interruptions take place in the middle
of one’s journey. You must learn to live
in the moment and restrain from worry-
ing too much about the future.

In life the hardest step we take is one which
leads to loving ourselves. I can picture you
through your
forlorn eyes and hope that one
day you’ll understand
that everything that
happens in life ultimately shapes
us into the
person we are meant to be.

Yours truly ~

 

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62 thoughts on “A letter to my former self

  1. Jim says:

    In times like this we all might put our feelings and plans for recovery on paper. Write it down and carry it with us to use as encouragement at times we are down. I’m wondering what the professionals take on this would be. Their guidance could be helpful.
    ..

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    I wonder how your former self would answer this inspirational letter, Sanaa! I especially love:
    ‘Before you learn what candour really is,
    you must look deep into the eyes of the
    world…’
    and
    ‘… remember that the best
    interruptions take place in the middle
    of one’s journey’.

  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    What a great letter! Your present self has clearly learned much. Your former self, sadly, must have had to struggle and endure the challenging times without this wise advice. She made it anyway! (Or perhaps our mature, wise souls – or “Higher Selves” – are always within, guiding us.)

    • Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❀️ Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

      Yes our ‘Higher Selves’ are always within, guiding us along the way!

  4. kaykuala says:

    everything that
    happens in life ultimately shapes us into the person we are meant to be.

    Ultimately yes! One decides and influences one’s own destiny!

    Hank

  5. kanzensakura says:

    A most inspirational letter to your future self. The last paragraph is wonderful.”In life the hardest step we take is one which leads to loving ourselves.” So very true.

  6. Rommy says:

    I think many of us can relate to the feeling of wanting to reach back and hug our younger selves during some of the difficult times we have been through.

  7. Magaly Guerrero says:

    Bits of your poem are a letter every one of us can use, when we were younger and now. Ills fed darkness is never a good foundation. That’s a message I wish was rooted deep in our DNA.

  8. Rall says:

    You cannot worry too much about the future.Everything is for a reason.You will be empowered to deal with everything that is thrown at you. Nice letter.

  9. Anna :o] says:

    What a wonderful truth in your words.
    Live for the thrill of today, for it might be the last day we have.
    Help and love others – but yes, we must love ourselves first, not through vanity, but the glow we find in our hearts.
    Hurt no-one deliberately, but be big enough to say Sorry if you do so unintentionally.
    Anna :o]

  10. Mary says:

    I really like this poem, Sanaa. So introspective and yet so forward-looking sometimes we really have to talk to ourselves seriously. This poem does just that! This one is a keeper.

  11. Susan says:

    Wow!
    “. . . remember that the best
    interruptions take place in the middle
    of one’s journey.”
    I’ve written 2 letters to myself lately, like you, trying to remember what I know as I “Journey Toward Wholeness.”

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