For a long time I have looked upto people who had done something great and supposedly made their lives and always wondered if they have feet of clay.
After a few year of working on the self I realized it was just a matter of putting your focus on something and achieving it. Something still seemed missing as the people who made their mark had to lose something in the bargain and they seemed to have become so rigid about their current id/ego. Most of them lost their childlike curiosity and openess which reflected in friends and family moving away from them. The new person which emerged needed space of their own, an independence to be their new self which feared going back to their old lives and ways.
I recently attended a workshop on renewal…letting go of old to make space for new. Here we learnt how our identity gets split at different stages of life and the parts which are left behind are always creating conflict inside. So if you have made through and are not peaceful and contended in your current situation, it would help to look at the past memories and events to resolve them and release the emotional charge stuck in the younger you or the event. When you bring all of you in the present there is much energy to enjoy the present moment. The past does not seem glorious or gloomy…it is done with and left safely on the plate of your consciousness.
p.s. the purpose of this post is to bring awareness…the work remains yours!