Having lost both parents at five, I was always told, ” You must have grown up really quickly.”
I mean, I guess, although I didn’t have much to compare it to.
I suspect, looking back now, that I was more emotionally aware than my peers, but let there be no mistake I still had plenty of kid left in me.
The one thing though that I might attribute as a symptom of growing up too fast is the very adult feelings of guilt, shame, and regret anchored to a time in my life when I was young and dumb and supposedly carefree in my own foolishness.
This week A Course in Miracles has been all about joy and happiness and letting go of concepts of sin and repentance. Abolishing the idea of karma or paying for your past, something that has come up in my morning pages recently.
In marinating on all this, I was reminded of this deeply loving and accepting quote by Maya Angelou: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
Forgiveness and Acceptance are a divine power couple.
If you need me, I’ll be chillin at their house.
I leave you with this: You’re invited. Come on over!
Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker, and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!