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Forgive Yourself

“You’re not good enough”, whispered the critical voice in my head when I started writing this article. And in my endeavors to understand my mind, I realized that I believed in my critical voice for as long as I know. I have been very hard on myself for not achieving all the things that I thought I would by 25. I feel like a prisoner in my mind, and it’s about time I forgive myself because only the free can free another.

You won’t have inner peace until you give up your war against yourself.

I forgive myself for thinking I did not meet my parent’s expectations.

I forgive myself for the times I wanted someone more than they wanted me.

I forgive myself for not fixing things when I had the chance to.

I forgive myself for underestimating my potential and settling for less.

I forgive myself for all the things I didn’t do. All the things I should have done.

We are human. I am human. Humans make mistakes.

“I forgive myself” writing this feels so liberating.

I feel like a huge weight is lifted off my chest.

I feel like I am washed clean

I feel like I can trust myself again.

And for the first time in my life, I feel like I have got this.

The takeaway

I am learning to unlearn.

I am learning to let go of my addiction to perfection.

I am learning to bet the bottom dollar on myself.

I am learning to be vulnerable and ask for help.

I am learning that myself is the home I can never leave.

It’s infinitely reassuring to me to know that everything’s still in flux and that I can be a different person tomorrow than I am today.

I hope this article helped you to take perspective.

I hope you learned to gently start over.

I hope you learned to be your project, your muse, and your love affair.

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Hey, I am Harsh Darji

Writer. Illustrator. Storyteller. I deep dive into human nature, mindset, and self to give you a unique perspective to live a passionate and purposeful life.

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