I find it interesting how some people don’t understand this term. It literally means things are over, in the past, and there is absolute no need to revisit it.
But why oh why can’t some folks get this? I’ll tell you why. Because they haven’t healed their wounds. They have identified with their past so much and all of the programs that were running there, they don’t know how to break free, so they just keep repeating the same old shit. They may even hate elements of their past and the way the people in it made them feel, yet they still refuse to leave it…in the past.
Often times the past wasn’t just some water under a bridge, it was full of turbulence. Tidal waves and maybe even tsunamis took over the bridge and broke it into little bits. Not exactly waters you want to be near, yet everyday there are people who refuse to move on from the catastrophe known as the past.
They hold onto past feelings, past hurts, past ideas, past influences, past programs, past patterns, past garbage and think that they are living an authentic and happy life. That’s not even logical. It’s coo coo ville thinking. “Let me bring all of the bad stuff into my life that never served me, cause I don’t know how to put it behind me once and for all and get off the damn bridge.”
It’s a dysfunction of the worst kind. The sad part is knowing someone like this and watching them do it to themselves over and over again. The ludicrous part, is that they don’t even realize there is no one standing on the bridge with them anymore. They are alone, paralyzed with fear and lost in an inability to make a decision. While others in their life heal, move on, and don’t care to revisit people and situations that were full of emptiness.
Life is full. It’s brilliant and lovely and should be enjoyed every single day, not lived in torment about what to do and what to say and if you are pissing someone off because you speak your truth. In fact, that’s not living at all. It’s a form of self imprisonment and it is completely and utterly disempowering.
So if the life you want is one of freedom, abundance and love, then you have to be brave enough to get off the bridge. You walk across it and leave all of that toxic shit behind you once and for all. Unless of course you like to suffer.
Because if you keep revisiting the past and all of it’s dysfunction, guess what you bring into your future? More of the same!
Because from where I’m standing, I don’t even see a bridge and it’s such an amazing view.