I do not believe in clean slate. We need to accept and embrace the past in order for us to move forward without anything holding us back. We may think that we have forgotten, that we have gotten over the past, while in fact, our soul never forgets. Do not belittle our ability to remember every single experience that spans throughout our existence in this infinite universe. We can fool ourselves by pretending to believe that we cannot recall the unpleasant memories. But who are we kidding? Our soul knows best. That is to say that we can fully move forward ONLY AFTER we have fully embraced whatever happened in the past. Forgetting is running away. Forgetting is allowing the past to haunt us for the rest of our lives. Reinventing oneself is taking a different approach in life while, at the same time, accepting that our past experiences had to happen in order for us to be who we truly are. If only we learned the lesson. The heart stores everything.