Life is a journey, no doubt about it. It is a beautiful journey, and yes, it is full of ups and downs. But if we think about it, everything in life, everything on this planet, has a rise and a fall, isn`t it? The sun must go down so that it can rise up again in the next morning; the trees need to lose their leafs during autumn so that they can turn green again in the spring, don’t they?
This human experience called life is not (too) different. It follows pretty much the same road. We come here on planet Earth as human beings; we start off as little babies, then teens and eventually, we become adults. While this process is taking place, we leave behind a past; it`s like a lobby and in it are “painted” all of our experiences. As we move forward in our lives, if we take a look back we can actually see these “paintings”. I often like to refer myself to the past as “the diary”, and every single human being has one.
Why? Because in it is written the personal history of one`s life. We may not remember it all because the human memory is quite limited but one shouldn`t worry. “The Diary” has it all under control, meaning it takes care to immortalize in it every experience we may go through- even the smallest one.
So far, so good. “The Diary” is doing its job, no issue here. The issue appears when men tend to attach themselves by their past- their dairy. This is when the problem shows up, and men should not by any means attach themselves by anything – their past included.
Still, some (if not most of them) people do this, and in most of the cases they are not even aware of their action. They think that pondering upon the past is great, why would it be wrong?
Well, I would ask these people a question. If they would visit a castle, and as they visit it, they reach a big lobby. It`s opulence is obvious: expensive paintings on the walls, big crystal chandelier hanging in the middle of the ceiling, marble statues, walnut furniture, some classical music playing in the background…You get the picture, right?:)
So, my question is this: My dear fellow human beings, would you – as you admire everything in that lobby- climb up and glue yourself to the walls?
Would you put your arms around a big heavy statue and never let go?
Would you tie yourself to the walnut chair so that you can never leave that place, not ever again?
I bet your answer is no, right? I mean, who would? It`s ridiculous!
Why would it be any different with our past? Why would we get so attach to it?
It`s not like the past can do something/anything for us, can it? The past is something that happened, it`s done! It`s a part of our journey, yes – no question about it – but we should never turn our past into our present. The past is the past and this is where it belongs: in the past.
We have many things to be grateful for to our past, or “the diary”, if you will:) Yes, I can totally agree with it as who we are today is directly linked to the past we had. There couldn`t be any other way but this. Our past is our teacher, that much is clear.
But you can let go now, you can be free from it, my friend:) Your past has served you well; it has served its purpose and fulfilled its mission. You can have another “life partner” now, and this partner is called the Present:) If you continuously gaze back, staying stuck in the past, you can never experience the joy and aliveness that the Present can give to you. How can it? It has its hands wide open to you and on its hands are all the goodies in the world, only for you:)
But if your eyes are placed someplace else, is there any option for you but to not see these goodies? Please be honest with yourself, and answer this question. If you`re doing it, you`re doing it for yourself – not for somebody else:)
Hence, close the past, let it go. Be grateful to it, love it, embrace it just how it is and make peace with it; it is your past and you can`t have another.
Be like he river, my friend:) Everything you go through, let it flow, let it flow… Do not stop the flow.
This will give you the freedom to live your present and once you`re living in your present, this opens up a new door for you: the door called future.
Yes, YOUR future:)
Much love & peace & light,