And just when you start to turn the page on the wounds of the past, just when you start to feel the budding excitement of something you’ve never known, a conditioned voice in your head will tell you to look back.
It will whisper, “But what about him? What about her?
Should I go back to help? Can I heal her too? Might this love change the game?”
“Could this knowledge bring understanding where there once was pain?
Can this new light pierce their darkness too?”
No matter how strong the temptation, turn yourself straight and continue on.
It is not your job to heal the person who wounded you. It is not your role to be a light to those who tried to smother yours.
Your job is to continue on. Continue to heal yourself. Continue to learn and grow. Continue shining brighter with each new step.
And leave the rest to the same greater power that took you this far.
It is not your job.
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