“Aaah! It’s a beautiful day! But yesterday was not, and there was something I did not like about the day before, and something wrong happened a month ago and something else an year ago, so I will decide I am not going to be happy today! “. Well a perfect start for the day isn’t it?! I am sure none of us start a day like this, of course not at this intensity. But think back a little, have you at any part of your life done this? I am sure I have and this has always given me a few questions to think about.
How long can one live in the past? It’s not a place where anyone would guide me to stay, not you not me or not even the person we hate. But I realize even then we stay there against our will, I mean what is so attractive about the past? Maybe it is that we have a relation to it, we have lived it at some point of our life and we relate to it and associate ourselves with it. Some of it was great, some good and some really bad. The good and great ones made us smile, the bad ones made us feel lousy about ourselves and made us think about a lot of things and finally we grew over them so that something like that never happens again cos it means so much of pain and suffering for us, we tend to avoid anything like that.
I am sure we do everything we can in our power to do something like that happening again, but how often do we forgive ourselves over it, how often do we tell ourselves and believe that it is the past and it had a purpose and now it is time to go ahead in life and make a difference. The past was an experience, and I want to be able to look back at it and smile. If it is something which keeps me sad or concerned or worried, should I let it be a part of my experience today? Just looking at it objectively, I feel the past has happened, I will make sure that it is not going to repeat again, the future is now, it is today. Perhaps it is time to make that conscious decision saying that I am not going to let that affect me again. The past happened and it happened a long time ago, the time with us now is a lot more precious than anything ever was, no one has the right to affect it, not even you!