A couple of days back, I had a blast from the past— except, it was on its way marching into my carefully planned, positive present that I have worked so hard for, ever since I left my past behind.
And I won’t lie to you, after so many times of falling back into the same pattern, over and over again, I could finally slam the door in the face of my past. I realized a long time back how toxic this was, and how it had a certain amount of control over me. It reminded me of something a character named Klaus Mikaelson says—
“Don’t underestimate the allure of darkness. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it.”
And I couldn’t help but wonder, how many of us go back into following a toxic pattern that damn near ruined our lives, only because it’s easier to give in than opt out of it for our own peace of mind?
Not that I’m an expert on breaking out of a highly toxic, potentially disastrous pattern that lurks around in the shadows, trying to inch its way back into our lives, but I do know how simple it is to just refuse yourself when all you want to do is give in to temptation. All we need to do is say ‘no’ to our ‘demons’— for the lack of a better word, no matter what promises or claims of things having changed are made.
I know that a lot of us find breaking out of a toxic pattern difficult. It is always going to be easy to slide back into that all-too-familiar territory. But if you’ve only recently made an effort to move on and the past comes a-knocking, do everything in your power to shut that door. You left it behind for a reason. Don’t let it get to you.
Here’s to moving on from toxic friends, relatives, relationships— everything! Only positive vibes in 2019!
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