We are constantly repeated the idea, that what happens now and what is gonna happen in the future is pretty much a result from our past. “The past” exists, as an obtrude guest on the present. At times we do not realize it, but a big part of our views, limiting beliefs, irrational impulses and prejudiced perceptions, took a deep root in the experience of the past!
I recently read a book, where the author expressed the following statement: “…to realize, that exactly the yet invisible future, and not the already seen past, creates every situation in your present. The problem is that until now, everybody has taught us the opposite!”
These word really struck me. They made me think about a lot of things, and realize that I- what I am today and what happened to me in the past, is not a fruit of the past, but a fruit of my present. With each thought in the present moment, with each action, I challenge the reality to create and to allow me to go through a sequence of future situations, which will suit my notion today!
So, if we constantly turn back to the past, if we live unconsciously and if we allow automatic reactions, encoded deep in our mind- an imprint from past experiences, to dictate our notions here and now, to define our thoughts in the present moment, then we are gone to challenge the reality to create situations and experiences, that we’ve already gone through! Situations that have already hurt us, that have left us a lasting memory of the pain, the betrayal, the mistrust and the bitterness!
They say that if you do not learn from the past, then it is gone to repeat in the future! Does that mean that if we don’t accept the past, this would mean that we haven’t learned the lesson? And by refusing to learn the lesson, we refuse to set free from the emotion which accompanies the learning! By carrying the burden of the past, in the present moment, we chain our thoughts with limiting beliefs, born out of fear, pain and doubt. And what we believe in now, what we hope for now, is gonna project in our tomorrow!
Do you really want the past to chase you? Do you really wanna go through the same pain, the same betrayal and disappointment, over and over again, just with different characters and plots? I doubt it!
Stop wasting your present, in thoughts and regret about past moments. Be conscious in the present and don’t allow the well known reactions, dictated by past experiences, to switch on automatically and dictate your behavior!
I can’t know it for sure… but if we presume, that with our thoughts right now, we challenge the reality to let us live through them in real life… if we are the once who define the future… would you really abandon this opportunity? Would you really give up the responsibility and the ability to “draw” the future of your dreams, and instead you are gonna carry the burden of your past?
Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful time with your family and friends! Don’t forget that holidays are not about eating as much food as possible, but rather than that, sharing the happy moments with your loved once! Food is gonna be around all year long! Don’t eat as if you are gonna fast till next Christmas!
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