The past can weigh us down, and although it seems like we’re chained to it, really, we can let go at any time.
The future can breed worry, and the past can breed regret; both of these can rob us of the peace we can find in the present.
Often we cling to the past for no reason other than it’s familiar. We recognize our self from the past, the traditions before us have been practiced for generations and seem to be working. We begin to define ourselves solely by what we we were, not who we are, or what we’re capable of being.
There are definitely benefits to looking back and learning from the past. Hindsight is 20/20, and it’s a bit easier to connect the dots looking back. What we have to be mindful of, is if we’re playing the same stories in our head over and over and over again. Those stories may be from a past relationship, or a bone-headed mistake you once made that you wish you could take back. Learn from these things and move on, that’s not advice, that’s what’s already happening around you.
The past no longer exists, and as much as we want to think we could have done things better, we don’t have a crystal ball to predict how a new future outcome would have played out. In all the “mistakes” of our past contain valuable jewels and lesson we can learn from. If we really learn from those mistakes, they’re not longer mistakes, they’re our teachers.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, it has nothing new to say. The only ‘new’ can come from your perspective towards it, and the lessons you find from it.
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