Monday Motivation #7

Monday, 20 June 2016

'Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.' - Rafiki, The Lion King.

We have all hurt. We've all been in a dark place we thought we wouldn't get out from. Whether it be from the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship - anything. But that's something we all have in common, and the way you deal with these things can very much affect your life. It can be hard to pull yourself out of that place, but if you choose to dwell on it or pretend it didn't happen your life will never move forward. 
I'm not saying it's easy - when my granddad died I felt lost for a long time. I knew I had to let go which is something I hadn't had to do before and part of me wondered if I could do it, it meant more than saying goodbye to my granddad, I had to say goodbye to my childhood too and I thought I would never be able to accept it. However, I didn't want to live in an endless cycle of upset, hurt and darkness, and I couldn't pretend it hadn't happened so, I decided to read a poem at his funeral. He did so much for me and I knew that although it wouldn't heal my heart, doing something for him would help me to look at things positively and remind me what a beautiful man he was and will always be in our memories. How you choose to 'get through' things is so important and this quote shows me that you can either learn and grow from difficult experiences or get stuck with them and let them bring you down to rule a miserable life. Be strong, remember that as important as the past is, you cant change it, but you can be in charge of your future and how it looks!
I have decided to accompany this quote with a personal favourite from the original 'Lion King' score. 'This Land' is emotive and it echoes through my heart and lifts it. There are sadder notes and happier ones, there has to be a balance. That is life. The mystical aura of this track makes me feel like I am powerful and strong. I hope you draw strength from it too.

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