You can tell your story from a place where it no longer dominates you. You can speak about it with a certain distance and see it as the way to your present freedom. The compulsion to tell your story is gone. From your perspective of the life you now live and the distance you now have, your past does not loom over you. It has lost it’s weight and can be remembered as God’s way of making you more compassionate and understanding of others.
Henri Nouwen” —