I have a tendency to use the past as way to escape my present. If we are not fully aware and in tune with our present, soon it becomes the past too and adds on to that burden.
The truth is that the best thing I can do is DIE to the past every moment. Life is actually a continoius string of present moments, woven together.
I have had an old tendency that actually just cripples me. I’m getting ready to study for an exam and a part of me is just like , ‘wants to look at the past and way that why didn’t I do this at this time or X months earlier or Y weeks ago or this or that’.
But the truth is that this is just an escape to pollute and poison my present. No more. The past doesn’t exist, except for when we re-call it in our present. If it serves no positive purpose, the past is g.o.n.e. 2 weeks ago
My take from today. We all have fears. Identifying our worse fears provide an insight in our inner selves. But fears are very often just ego driven. We fear to lose face, recognition, acceptance….But even if those fears materialise (and let’s face it, in some cases they do) our life is still worth a lot more than any of these things. Failing at everything doesn’t really make us worthless. We just perceive that it does.
On the flipside, what we enjoy doing for the sake of doing it, even if no recognition, compensation or remuneration comes our way is probably what would be our calling.
Finding one’s calling can never be a failure. 2 weeks ago
My take from today: The past is a construct. It’s events that we re-interpret. Sometimes we are completely wrong, especially when we’re young. By the time we’re adults, we are bound to have made up a few stories about ourselves and others that are not accurate and that hold us down. 2 weeks ago
What’s my take away from today? Mmmmh… Well,I think I have quite simple needs….
I would be perfectly happy in an old shack as long as it’s sunny, I’ve got my music and writing gear and the only surrounding noise is the sound of the waves crashing against the shore… I’m not fussy :P 3 weeks ago
how do you let go of the past when you are living with the people who made it painful? I am unable to leave it, do i just forgive again and again? 3 weeks ago
Having read some the posts below and experiencing loads of ups and downs in my own life I watched a performance in London last night which totally uplifted me and changed some of my old thoughts on friendships and happenings in the past.
It was about now and things that happened to 3 friends in the present day where they forgot about their friendship and how it had formulated.
The show then went backwards showing how their friendship came about through the years when finally and the end of the show it was just 3 of them and how they met.
It was very moving and very emotionally for all with loads of thoughts going through my own head on previous friendships and how they slip away. 3 weeks ago
It’s easier said than done but very worthy in doing. I will try seriously by letting go of minor things first.
Every day I make a handwritten note of something I don’t want cluttering my mind.
I will read and re read it
I will decide why I need to let it go
I will make it so
Then let it go.
Today’s item: forgive ex for lying to me.
I need to forgive him because it is the only way I’ll be able to truly let him go.
Erase all texts, pics, emails, phone logs, and contact info.
Breathe deeply and tell myself that I am a better person for letting him go.3 weeks ago
I found this mentor on the Interweb who struck a chord with me. I am following his programme to help uproot my past mental patterns and embrace the ones I want. I’ve had the programme for a while but didn’t focus enough or do the activities. Starting from today, I’m taking this seriously. 3 weeks ago
Memories, what I was, past accomplishments and failures. 3 weeks ago
A beautiful line ,
“It is of no use being slave to a memory. I mean, what is a memory? is it something a person has or something they’ve lost” 1 month ago