One may feel as though they are stuck in a cycle of negativity; horrible pasts, mental and/or physical illness, negative relationships, etc. More often than not; individuals have no control over their emotions. Most situations are subject to change; barring exceptions. The past is over; holding onto hurt, anger, and resentment can be all consuming . I am not my past nor can I control my future ; all I have is the present moment.
Currently (for years), I am doing well; I am well aware how without proper maintenance, this can easily be undone. This has been experienced firsthand and witnessed consistently . You are not your past; (like was said, there are exceptions) no matter WHAT, we have a choice. Despite it all… we have a choice ( not over emotions!)