Few months ago, I went to Montreal for a short visit. I passed by all places where I used to live and work… I visited wonderful people I worked with them once, had coffee/lunch/diner with amazing friends I shared good times with before…
That’s the same metro station I used to get off everyday, that’s the same street I used to walk to work, that the same grocery where I used to shop everyday, that’s the same restaurant I used to eat from time to time with the work gang.
That’s the neighborhood I used to live for years, and that’s our house where we had very special days...
I felt I was watching myself 10 years younger going here and there, doing this and that, waiting for this metro, this bus, this train, or driving in that direction… It felt as if I am living in my past again, felt nostalgic for those days, maybe not the freezing ones, LOL!
It is amazing how part of the old us might still be living in us without us knowing, and how small events can retrieve that part in us very quickly…
And I thought... How would it feel if we could really walk into our past again, finish the unfinished business, do what we should have done, say the words we should have said, express our gratitude and appreciation to people who contributed positively to our lives… forgive people who hurt us and become free of the hate… say our apologies to people we have hurt… say our last goodbye…
We may not be able to undo what had happened, but we can get a closure to it and be at peace in our present to be able to move lighter into our future…
Whatever you are holding to, is it making you happy? If not, how about letting it go? What are you trying to avoid by holding on to it? What are you afraid of facing or dealing with? And what will happen if you let go?
Paulo Coelho said: “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere”
As for me, I realized my trip was a ceremony to celebrate a great stage of life and get ready for an even more exciting one :)
Montreal, you will always be in my heart…
"Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.”
Rania Hammoud, Life Coach
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