You probably think of life in a linear fashion most of the time.
Birth > Childhood & School > College > Profession > Marriage & Kids > Retirement > Death
And of course, the fact that your life is always moving forward between the points knows and birth and death is true; the flow of time demands that.
But not everything in life works this way.
For example, many times you have to take a few steps back, or even more than a few steps, to heal some kind trauma that has occurred in your past.
This could be any kind of trauma: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual. It could be about you (your self) or a loved one (a relationship).
Whatever is not serving you from your past may be holding you back from growing today.
But it’s OK, and possible, to let those stories go.