Past Trumps Present

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Past Trumps Present

325.00

16" x 20" x 1.5", acrylic and pastel on gallery wrapped canvas. Wired and ready to hang. 

“The past trumps the present”. This is the first story I make up in my head that I wanted to focus on for my #dangerousstorieschallenge because it affects so much. I was just talking to a friend yesterday about times when I know I am letting things I have said or done in the past hold power over the present in ways they shouldn’t. For example, bad parenting moments I regret from 3+ years ago still jump to the front of my mind when I am frustrated with my kids and the guilt and shame I feel for those past experiences often cause me to spiral into further frustration in the present. The story I make up in my head sometimes is that I should still feel shame and guilt for things I have done in the past, and that influences how I act today. Wrong. The truth is that today is what matters, and I have to let go of things in order to accurately read the situation at hand and respond to the present moment with grace.

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