Doménico Cieri Estrada said, “Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.”
To often I hear people talking about things that happened to them in the past. The past seems to have become an anchor holding them back or drowning them as the tide rises.
I feel things that happened in your past are like concrete blocks. They are cemented together with emotion and form the the building you call yourself. However they are still just the building blocks and not you. Use those blocks to build an amazing building and not an anchor. The difference is quite something.